My Life as a Courgette
Director: Claude Barras
Cast: Paulin Jaccoud, Sixtine Murat, Gaspard Schlatter
Genre: Family, Animation
Language: English, French with English Subtitles
Country of Origin: Switzerland-France 2016 66 mins. (PG)
Best Animated Feature (Nominee) - Academy Awards; Best Animated Feature Film (Nominee) - Golden Globe Awards; Cristal Award for Best Feature, Audience Award - 2016 Annecy International Animated Film Festival; Best Animated Feature Film - European Film Awards; Best Animated Film, Best Adapted Screenplay - César Award; Best Fiction Film, Best Music, Special Academy Award - Swiss Film Award; Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature - Satellite Awards; Best Animated Film, Best Screenplay - Lumières Awards
Released by Thunderbird Releasing
From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was nominated for both a Golden Globe and Academy Award.
After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.
Brought to life through memorably bold character designs and expressive stop- motion animation, MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE soars with laughter, sorrow, joy, and above all, stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Thunderbird Releasing.