My Life as a Courgette: Film Guide
International Day of Families, 15 May
A film guide that looks at My Life as a Courgette (2016), exploring its key topics and themes through informal...
Thu 08 Mar 2018
10:00 - 11:10
WHAT: Into Film are pleased to present a screening of My Life As A Courgette as part of the Spring Screenings programme celebrating women in animation.
WHEN: Thursday 8 March 2018, 10:00am - 11:10am
WHERE: Cell B, Park Square, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3AD
Certificate: PG, Into Film recommend this film is suitable for ages 7+. Please note there are some references that some younger members may find difficult to understand. Please refer to the BBFC guidance here for more information.
Language: French (English subtitles)
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My Life as a Courgette
A charming French animation about a 9-year-old boy called Courgette who is sent to live in a children's home following the death of his mother. Learning to fit in with the other children – each of whom carry scars of their own difficult pasts – the film is a gentle exploration of the thoughts and feelings a young person might have when going through a difficult period. Full of humour, the challenging issues and behaviours of each child is dealt with sensitively and from the perspective of Courgette as he gets to know them. The bright, colourful animation and affecting story make this a perceptive and uplifting film about friendship and child welfare.
Mild sex references, references to traumatic childhood experiences. Into Film recommend this film is enjoyable for 7+ ages however, more sensitive viewers may find some of the references difficult to understand. In these cases we suggest the film is best for ages 11+.
France / Switzerland
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