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Ma vie de courgette -  My Life as a Zucchini (Free Screening)

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 10:30am
Yukon Arts Centre

Ma vie de courgette
Courgette n’a rien d’un légume, c’est un vaillant petit garçon. Il croit qu’il est seul au monde quand il perd sa mère. Mais c’est sans compter sur les rencontres qu’il va faire dans sa nouvelle vie au foyer pour enfants. Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice et Béatrice : ils ont tous leurs histoires et elles sont aussi dures qu’ils sont tendres. Et puis il y a cette fille, Camille. Quand on a 10 ans, avoir une bande de copains, tomber amoureux, il y en a des choses à découvrir et à apprendre. Et pourquoi pas même, être heureux.
Source : Allociné
En français avec sous-titres anglais

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini 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 at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.
In French with English subtitles.

Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplift that is mostly rare in today’s animation world.
-The Playlist

  • Directed by Claude Barras
  • 2016, France/Switzerland
  • 70 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
Ma vie de courgette  -  My Life as a Zucchini (Free Screening)

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