My Life as a Courgette

2016 Switzerland

Screening: 26th February 2024, 66 minutes

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A boy nicknamed Courgette is helped by Raymond when his mother disappears. Raymond places Courgette in a foster home with other children of similar ages, where Courgette learns to trust and find friendship. A moving, engrossing look at a troubled childhood, handled with sensitivity and humour.

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Excellent films. Good animation of second and true to life - having had a relation who was brought up in children's home years ago. We do respond to love!
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Both thoroughly enjoyable.
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Amazing animation - very French!
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Enjoyable and relatable main film.
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Enjoyed both films. Sound system a bit faulty for French film?
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Room was very cold (again).
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Precious. Superb film making.
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Courgette was so sweet. I loved animation. Not so impressed by the other.
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I'd like to grow a courgette!
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Both excellent & expressing the power of relationships.
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Courgette - what a lovely film.
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Very gentle & moving films both.
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Good thoughts. Happy ending.
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Love both. First was an easy watch. Second raised some very perceptive points.
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I'ai beaucoup animée Courgette Très mignon (cute).
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Utterly absorbing and very moving. All you need is love!!
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Short film - beautiful NI humour. Anime - touching & captivating.
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I loved the Irish one. Wonderful to see the change in their relationship. The same applies to film 2. Thank you. Nice to go home with a feel good factor.
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Both moving in their own way. 2nd film quite subtle - much better than I expected.
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Courgette was even better than I expected.
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Short film was very entertaining and the main film was heart-warming & good for French learning.
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I loved both of these films. They were full of emotion but not the least 'slushy'. Thank you.
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Irish Goodbye Two great actors esp Lorcan. Very poignant story told in a humorous way.
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Good choice folks. The love theme spread across both movies. Amazing attention to detail in the animation.
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What a roller coaster of emotions both films were! I loved them both. Who could believe an animation could be so heartfelt.
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2 lovely films. The innocence & sadness of children beautifully portrayed.
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As always, thought provoking. But a happy ending.
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Both films were enchanting. The main film was a work of art & really got to the heart of important social issues about children in care. I loved it.
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Super. Very emotional. - very deep. - real treasure - so many feelings, excellent animation. Well done.
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1st film #4 2nd film #5 No. 1 Irish Goodbye Very well acted - funny, strong family bond. No. 2 Very good story. Animation wonderful V.G. choice.
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I would not have believed before seeing 'Courgette' that some brightly decorated lumps of resin could create such sympathy, even emotion, in an audience.
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Courgette: Formidable. Une histoire très belle. Les petites characters son tres mignons et très aimables. The scene with Courgette and Camille lying in the snow talking was so poignant & beautiful.
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How do you find such WONDERFUL films? 1. Irish - Brilliantly funny. The morose Prince Harry brother was a good foil for his brother & the Irish priest! 2. Unimaginably wonderful, moving, incredibly creative.
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A very lovely tender story. Beautifully done.
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Two charming films.
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Great twist in short film. Main film - amazing animation - story OK.
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Irish film: funny, tragic. Courgette: moving - captivating - fantastic animation.
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Both films were charming in their own way. Lovely to have films to make you smile. Pity about the background hum in Courgette.
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Two films - both whimsical in different ways. The Irish film was mainly visual which was good as the dialogue was difficult to understand at times. The stop animation film was poignant & funny at the same time. Very good.
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Two very different films - difficult to write about them. 1st very sensitive. 2nd sad but with a happy ending. So many children have very unhappy homes.
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2 very moving films. Xx & thought provoking as well as emotional. Courgette - beau vegitable!
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Very cleverly made into a film.
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I do like a happy ending, Thank you!
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#1 Very Irish - amusing. #2 So much expression in a puppet!
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#1 Wry humour, very Irish and a lovely story. #2 Great feeling and pathos.
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1. Not able to see the point of this. 2. Really charming. Quite different from usual animations.
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The film illustrated the real world in which some children have to live. It was done very well.
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A thoughtful story.
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Irish: Great idea and just long enough. Courgette: Great idea but too long.
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Enjoyable and the second film was brilliantly made. Both funny and touching.
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A good showing. Very unusual films, and a pleasure to see.
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Courgette was a very cute animation.
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I loved it. Very sad, hopeful, tragic but redemptive.
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Enjoyed the films but not the electronic noise / interference from the sound system.
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First one: was fantastic acting, beautiful story. Second one: At first I wasn't sure I liked it but warmed to it and loved this. Well done animation.
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An Irish Goodbye - touching and funny. Courgette - very cleverly done, charming and sad.
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Sweet story - I don't know it was the right medium.
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A good idea & enjoyed the films but the annoying buzz on the main film was a negative. So close but no cigar.
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Excellent productions but I couldn't identify with the characters. Maybe it was me. Otherwise fine.
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Good. I would like to have car park fee reimbursed as well. £2 is expensive for this film.

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