Ma Vie de Courgette (2016)
Ma Vie de Courgette (2016)
Ma vie de Courgette (2016) Claude Barras

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Ma vie de Courgette

My Life as a Courgette

Claude Barras | Switzerland, France, Portugal | 2016 | PG

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Wed 14 Sep 2022

Barras’ tender tale of a young, wide-eyed boy’s experiences in a rural orphanage comes to life through vibrant and expressive stop-motion animation. Adapted from a novel by Gilles Paris, Sciamma’s César award-winning screenplay demonstrates her skilful and economical storytelling. An incisive, pensive and bittersweet film, it has drawn comparisons to the animation of Jan Švankmajer and the subtle portrayals of adolescence in the work of François Truffaut.

Format: DCP
Language: French with English Subtitles
Source: Madman
Runtime: 67 mins

Event duration

67 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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About the program

Oscillating Wildly: Céline Sciamma's Inclusive Cinema

Although many only discovered the cinema of Céline Sciamma (1978–) with the international release of the extraordinary ‘two-hander’ Portrait of a Lady on Fire, she had already forged a remarkably productive career as a filmmaker, screenwriter and activist (she was a founder of Le Collectif 50/50, for example). Completing a Masters in French literature and attending France’s most prestigious film school, Le Fémis, Sciamma helmed her first feature, Water Lilies, in 2007.

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