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World Festival of Animated Film /
short and feature edition 5 to 10 June 2017
World Festival of Animated Film / short and feature edition 5 to 10 June 2017
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Ma vie de Courgette / My Life as a Courgette

GRAND COMPETITION FEATURE FILM

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Ma vie de Courgette / My Life as a Courgette


Claude Barras

Switzerland, France / 2016 / 66' 0''



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Tuesday, 06. 06.,
Kinoteka, 15:30 h
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Saturday, 10. 06.,
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h


Synopsis


After accidentally causing the death of his alcoholic mother, nine-year-old Icare is accompanied by kind policeman Raymond to the Fontaines foster-care centre. He at first finds it difficult to fit in, and is desperately homesick: all he has from his mother is an empty beer can and the nickname she gave to him, “Courgette”. He soon learns that the other children in the home have endured similarly traumatic circumstances. With the help of the other kids at the centre – and the gentle-hearted Raymond – Courgette begins rebuilding his life and comes to find comfort and acceptance in his new home.

Claude Barras


Before directing his first feature film, My Life as a Courgette, Claude Barras directed several short films including The Genie in a Ravioli Can, which received numerous awards in film festivals around the world. Claude Barras’s unique connection with childhood transcends time and age differences; he has the rare gift of being able to make you laugh and cry at the same time. His stories are filled with realism and fantasy, humor and poetry. He was the impetus for adapting Gilles Paris’s Autobiography of a Courgette into a stop-motion animation film.

 

Director

Claude Barras


Production

Rita Productions; Blue Spirit Productions; Gebeka Films


Screenplay

Céline Sciamma


Music

Sophie Hunger


categories

GRAND COMPETITION FEATURE FILM