My Life as a Courgette presented in partnership with Fresh Perspectives

Archive Film at Fabrica (18 August 2022, 7.30pm - 11.00pm)
Presented in partnership with Fresh Perspectives, Fabrica’s young film programmers group. Fresh Perspectives selected My Life as a Courgette in response to Fabrica’s summer exhibition, My Crazy Family Golf by Lisa Watts, focusing on themes which explore complex care dynamics and family.
My Life as a Courgette is an Oscar-nominated, French-Swiss stop-motion film based on Gilles Paris’s book Autobiographie d’une courgette. Its frank and poignant story follows Icare, nicknamed Courgette, a young boy who is sent to a children's home. Courgette meets fellow youngsters with their own stories of complicated families.

“Combining the poetic possibilities of animation with the down-to-earth dialogue of tough real lives... this beautifully tender and empathetic film addresses kids and adults alike in clear and compassionate tones that span – and perhaps heal – generations.” Mark Kermode, The Guardian

2016 / 65 mins / English with Subtitles / Rated PG

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