My Life as a Courgette

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My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de courgette)

Directed by Claude Barras

  • Switzerland, France 2016; 66 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Animation
    • Cristal for a Feature Film, Audience Award - Annecy IAFF
    • Audience Award (European Film) - San Sebastián IFF
    • Kids Jury Award for Best Children’s Film - Zurich FF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Bratislava IFF
    • Best European Animated Feature - European Film Awards
    • Best Animated Film, Best Writing (Adaptation) - César Awards
    • Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
    • DFCC Jury Prize - Audi Dublin IFF
    • Best European Director of the Year, Best European Producer of the Year - Cartoon Movie Tributes
    • Best Fiction Film, Best Film Score, Special Academy Award - Swiss Film Awards

  • San Sebastián IFF


Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies Courgette to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. Courgette struggles at first to find his place in this strange, at times hostile, environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust, find true love and at last a new family of his own.



    Marie-Lou Pahud, Sarah Eltschinger 





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