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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Latest News 30 July 2017

Two thought-provoking and very different family dramas came to the David Lean last week – After the Storm from Japan was followed by the uplifting American offering, Gifted, which prompted some approval from the audience: “A lovely film featuring excellent performances…”

There’s another chance on Tuesday this week to enjoy the Oscar-nominated My Life as a Courgette – number six in Mark Kermode’s Top 10 films of the year! This touching, funny, heartfelt Swiss stop-motion animation is well worth seeing – “creative, alive and, quite simply, terrific.” Buy Tickets

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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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News Update 16 July 2017

There’s a rare chance on Tuesday to see legendary German director Fritz Lang’s first masterpiece Destiny (Der Müde Tod). Death, here portrayed as a sympathetic character, steals a young woman’s fiancé and challenges her to save one of three lives by the power of love. In scenes of stunning visual brilliance, we’re taken to Arabia, Venice and Imperial China. Look out for the ‘Candleroom’ sequence – according to one critic, ‘a moment of floating beauty and surreal grace’. This 1921 silent classic has been meticulously restored and features a newly-composed orchestral score. For anyone interested in the genre, Destiny is an exceptional and rewarding treat.

A handful of tickets are still available for My Cousin Rachel on Thursday afternoon, which is a screening with subtitles for people with a hearing loss. The repeat showing on Wednesday 2 August at 7.30pm has almost sold out at the time of writing. Read more………………