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Ma vie de courgette / My Life as a Courgette
Pearls
'MA VIE DE COURGETTE / MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE' (Pearls)
Foto: Pablo Gómez
San Sebastián, European Capital of Culture 2016 Audience Award to the European film
Foto: Gorka Estrada

Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a kind police officer Raymond, who accompanies Courgette to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first Courgette struggles to find his place in this, at times, strange and hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust, finds true love and at last a new family of his own.

BIOGRAPHY

Before directing his first feature film, Ma vie de courgette (My Life as Courgette), Claude Barras directed several short films including Le génie de la boîte de raviolis (The Genie in a Ravioli Can, 2006), which received numerous awards in film festivals around the world. Claude Barras’ unique connection with childhood transcends time and age differences; he has the rare gift of being able to make you laugh and cry at the same time. His stories are filled with realism and fantasy, humor and poetry.

CAST & CREW
Director
Claude Barras
Screenplay
Céline Sciamma
Production
Rita Productions
Max Karli Pauline Gygax
Blue Spirit Productions
Marc Bonny Armelle Glorennec
Gebeka Films
Photography
David Toutevoix
Edition
Valentin Rotelli
Music
Sophie Hunger
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
Indie Sales
32, rue Washington
75008
Paris
France
Running Time
66 m.
Country
Switzerland - France
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