• Ma vie de courgette / My Life as a Courgette
  • Ma vie de courgette / My Life as a Courgette
  • Ma vie de courgette / My Life as a Courgette

Ma vie de courgette / My Life as a Courgette

by Claude Barras Special Screenings

His real name is Icare, but everybody calls him Courgette. After losing his mother in a tragic accident, Courgette ends up in an orphanage where he finds himself having a hard time settling in. Surrounded by tough bullies, Courgette has to earn his place beside little loudmouth Simon and his friends Ahmed, Jujube, Alice and Béatrice. However, everything changes when one day Camille arrives, a fearless girl who refuses to be pushed around by anybody. At the tender age of ten, there are a lot of things to be discovered: happiness, sorrow, anger, new friendships and first love. This highly acclaimed stop motion film by Claude Barras represented Swiss filmmaking in this year’s "Directors' Fortnight" programme at Cannes. A humble and highly emotional masterpiece.


  • Genre: Animation
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, France, 2016
  • Runtime: 66 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz
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  • Screenplay: Céline Sciamma
  • Cinematography: David Toutevoix
  • Editor: Valentin Rotelli
  • Sound: Jérôme Vittoz
  • Music: Sophie Hunger
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  • Producers: Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Armelle Glorennec, Eric Jacquot, Marc Bonny, Kate Merkt, Michel Merkt
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  • Production Companies: Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films, KNM
  • World Sales: Indie Sales
  • Swiss Distribution: Praesens Film AG
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