"His real name is Icare, but everyone calls him Courgette - Zucchini. After a tragic accident involving his mother, Courgette ends up in an orphanage, where a tough life awaits him.
"His real name is Icare, but everyone calls him Courgette - Zucchini. After a tragic accident involving his mother, Courgette ends up in an orphanage where a tough life awaits him. Courgette has to earn his place alongside Simon, a little loudmouth, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice and Béatrice. Everything changes when one day Camille joins them, a fearless girl who doesn't let anyone tell her what to do. At ten years old, there is much to discover: Joy, sadness, anger, new friendships and first love."
Zurich Film Festival
"They are about 30 centimeters tall, have garishly colored hair made of latex foam, huge resin round heads and googly eyes like ping-pong balls with glued-on pupils, their skeleton is made of metal, and their limbs are made of silicone. Despite the highly stylized design, the puppets inMa Vie de Courgettehave a deeply human appeal, one feels empathy and has really grown fond of them by the end - this enchanting effect is mainly due to the art of the stop-motion animators, the voice actors and the screenplay by Céline Sciamma, who is a successful filmmaker herself."
Ralph Umard, Ray Film Magazine, 02/2017
Contributors and additional information:
66 min. color. DCP. F/d Director: Claude Barras Written by: Céline Sciamma, Gilles Paris, Morgan Navarro Cinematography: David Toutevoix Editing: Valentin Rotelli Music: Sophie Hunger With: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz
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