Directed by Claude Barras.
Featuring the voice talents of Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud and Michel Vuillermoz.
Courgette is the nick-name given to a nine year old boy by his alcoholic mother. When she dies in an accident, he’s sent to an orphanage, but struggles to find his place among the other children. But new arrival, Camille, offers a first glimpse of hope, as does a kind hearted cop.
Swiss stop motion animation My Life as a Courgette comes with one of the strangest titles of the year, although that’s probably the result of translation. It doesn’t need that additional “A”, because the Courgette of the title is a little boy. His real name is Icare – appropriate, given his love of kite flying – but his abusive, alcoholic mother prefers to call him Courgette. And this tender little story is about