My Life As A Courgette (2016 Switzerland/France) Cert. PG – subtitled

Director: Claude Barras
Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud

Following the sudden death of his mother (no plot spoilers here) the orphaned Icare, who likes to be called Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who takes him to his new foster home.

Here, he meets other orphans his age, but struggles to find his place in the hostile environment while searching for a new family of his own.

 

 

Courgette embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he learns to trust and love his fellow inmates, who all have back-stories at least as grim as his own.  And into this questing comes Camille….

 

With screenplay by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood), Courgette flaunts striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation that bring its story to life.

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Guardian.  The Guardian also brings us this interview-analysis of the sensibilities of the writer (Sciamma) and director – “like Ken Loach for kids”.  And yes, there are some plot-spoilers in there.

 

Now we get complicated.  There are alternative versions, including a dubbed English language version marketed in the US as “My Life as a Zucchini”, the original (French language) “Ma Vie de Courgette”, a version of that with English subtitles – “My Life as a Courgette” – and the English dubbed version also marketed in this country as “My Life as a Courgette”.  As we are bringing you the ‘French-with-English-subtitles’ version, here is the  Trailer for that:

(the trailer for the English-dubbed version is linked in the Guardian review.)

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 1st August 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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My Life As A Courgette (2016 Switzerland/France) Cert. PG – subtitled

Director: Claude Barras
Stars: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud

Following the sudden death of his mother (no plot spoilers here) the orphaned Icare, who likes to be called Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who takes him to his new foster home.

Here, he meets other orphans his age, but struggles to find his place in the hostile environment while searching for a new family of his own.

 

 

Courgette embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he learns to trust and love his fellow inmates, who all have back-stories at least as grim as his own.  And into this questing comes Camille….

 

With screenplay by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood), Courgette flaunts striking character designs and expressive stop-motion animation that bring its story to life.

 

Here is a link to the Review in The Guardian.  The Guardian also brings us this interview-analysis of the sensibilities of the writer (Sciamma) and director – “like Ken Loach for kids”.  And yes, there are some plot-spoilers in there.

 

Now we get complicated.  There are alternative versions, including a dubbed English language version marketed in the US as “My Life as a Zucchini”, the original (French language) “Ma Vie de Courgette”, a version of that with English subtitles – “My Life as a Courgette” – and the English dubbed version also marketed in this country as “My Life as a Courgette”.  As we are bringing you the ‘French-with-English-subtitles’ version, here is the  Trailer for that:

(the trailer for the English-dubbed version is linked in the Guardian review.)

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 22nd July 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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A Silent Voice (2016, Japan) Cert. 12A, subtitled

Dir: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki

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When popular Shoya Ishida bullies Shoko Nishimiya, his new – deaf – elementary school classmate, she moves to a different school and he becomes a social outcast.

Years later, he tracks her down to make amends, but his past actions cast a long shadow.

This exquisitely animated manga adaptation unfolds like the graphic novel it once was – it’s a “moving and compelling” (Time Out), emotionally complex tale of redemption and friendship.

 

This Review from The Telegraph also includes a link to an “exclusive” Trailer (strangely the same “exclusive” trailer appears in other journal’s reviews.


 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 16th May 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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A Silent Voice (2016, Japan) Cert. 12A, subtitled

Dir: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki

This web-page is a work in progress.  Content will be added in the next few days

When popular Shoya Ishida bullies Shoko Nishimiya, his new – deaf – elementary school classmate, she moves to a different school and he becomes a social outcast.

Years later, he tracks her down to make amends, but his past actions cast a long shadow.

This exquisitely animated manga adaptation unfolds like the graphic novel it once was – it’s a “moving and compelling” (Time Out), emotionally complex tale of redemption and friendship.

 

This Review from The Telegraph also includes a link to an “exclusive” Trailer (strangely the same “exclusive” trailer appears in other journal’s reviews.)


 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 13th May 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Your Name (2016, Japan) cert. 12A – subtitled

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Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita

Two teenagers – a boy in Tokyo and a girl in a sleepy country town – are bewildered when, every now and then, they change places for a day. Fascinated by each other’s lives, they find a way to communicate, until…

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The first animation ever selected for the London Film Festival’s Official Competition, and already in Japan’s all-time box office Top Ten, this brilliantly and beautifully illustrated film starts out as a hilarious body-swap comedy before boldly morphing into one of the most enthralling and moving dramas of the year.

 

 

The Telegraph’s Review (on a viewing at Tokyo Film Festival, seemingly after our Philip Howard saw it at the London Film Festival) can be seen here.  There is a link to the (english subtitled) trailer, which can be seen…

on its own below (sorry about the annoying ads at the end, I’ll try and lose them…)

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 14th January 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Your Name (2016, Japan) cert. 12A – subtitled

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Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita

Two teenagers – a boy in Tokyo and a girl in a sleepy country town – are bewildered when, every now and then, they change places for a day. Fascinated by each other’s lives, they find a way to communicate, until…

your-name-banner-600

 

your-name-girl-column-150

 

 

The first animation ever selected for the London Film Festival’s Official Competition, and already in Japan’s all-time box office Top Ten, this brilliantly and beautifully illustrated film starts out as a hilarious body-swap comedy before boldly morphing into one of the most enthralling and moving dramas of the year.

 

 

 

The Telegraph’s Review (on a viewing at Tokyo Film Festival, seemingly after our Philip Howard saw it at the London Film Festival) can be seen here.  There is a link to the (english subtitled) trailer, which can be seen…

on its own below (sorry about the annoying ads at the end, I’ll try and lose them…)

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Friday 30th December 2016

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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