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Close Up: Céline Sciamma

My Life as a Courgette

Ma vie de Courgette

Céline Sciamma penned the affecting screenplay for this Academy Award-nominated stop-motion drama.

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Switzerland- France 2016
Dir Claude Barras
With the voices of Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud
English subtitles
Certificate PG

Courgette is the nickname of a nine-year-old boy who’s sent to live in a rural orphanage after the death of his mother. There, a range of colourful, heart-capturing characters make up his new ménage. Céline Sciamma’s screenplay once again demonstrates her ability to authentically capture the joy and messiness of young friendship, yet not shy away from the tough reality of children growing up in difficult circumstances.

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