Tickets go on sale Fri 29 April at 5pm
Director: Claude Barras
Starring: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
Screening as part of HeadFest 22, we’re delighted to bring back the beautiful animation My Life As A Courgette to the big screen!
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 (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), 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.
In French with English subtitles
★★★★★ “A SUPERLATIVE FAMILY FILM, AND ONE THAT DARES TO BE DIFFERENT” Little White Lies
★★★★★ “IT’S A LITTLE MASTERPIECE” Financial Times
★★★★★ “AS POIGNANT AND AS WELL OBSERVED A FILM ABOUT THE DARKER SIDE OF CHILDHOOD AS YOU COULD EVER HOPE TO SEE” The Independent