My Life as a Courgette


Review: After his mother’s sudden death, nine year old Courgette is taken to a foster home to live with other kids his own age. He soon learns the meaning of trust and true love.
Directors: Claude Barras and Michael Sinterniklaas
Actors: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud and Natacha Koutchoumov
Year: 2016
Genre: Animation, Art House, Comedy, Drama, Family and International
Conclusion: 5/5
The original title for this is Ma Vie de Courgette. In America they call this My Life as a Zucchini. Above I have written in the actors who are all in the French speaking version but in the English version it has the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris. This is just over an hour long standing in at 64 minutes. Another film on a similar style to this is The Red Turtle, 2016. The one aspect of this I did like is that the storytelling is very simple. I felt I had sympathy with each and everyone of these characters. Each one had their own uniqueness and I warmed to them all by the end of the film. I also believed in each of the characters and what they had all been through.  It is a very beautiful film which uses colours such as red, blue, brown and yellow. This is not for young children as it has subjects in to do with parental alcoholism and drug addiction. This film has a very emotional punch which encounters laughter, sorrow, joy and also reaches out to the human heart. It is also a very uplifting, gentle but yet amusing film. I was so upset when it finished. 


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