My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette (PG)

We’ve wanted to show this lovely animation for some time and the Summer holidays seemed like a perfect opportunity.

When his mother dies suddenly, Courgette is sent to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment but with the help of Raymond, a friendly policeman, 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 striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story is full of laughter, sorrow, and joy and is a testament to the resilience of the heart.

Friday, August 9th 2019

NOTE – New Times:
Doors open at 7pm
Film starts at 7.30pm

Director: Claude Barras
Year: 2016
Certificate: PG
French with English subtitles
Running time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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And the critics say…

Here is a little miracle of gentleness, tenderness and intense, traditional Frenchness.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Think of My Life as a Courgette as less of a children’s film than a film about childhood which children can watch, and you’ll have some idea of the quietly extraordinary tone it manages to strike. ” Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

“There is no issue, no taboo, no concession to grim reality that the film shies away from, and yet its forthright nature never comes across as gratuitous line-crossing or empty provocation. In fact, this is a film whose every immaculately rendered frame and minutely considered line of dialogue positively tingles with the promise of hope.” David Jenkins, Little White Lies

“…the film observes with pinpoint poignancy the small things that can bring joy to blighted lives, from clumsy dancing at a disco to the private cactus farm that identifies Courgette’s future foster-father as someone adept at caring for things at once tender and spiky.” Hannah McGill,  Sight and Sound