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1,328 Ratings

My Life as a Courgette

Ma vie de courgette

Directed by Claude Barras
Switzerland, France, 2016
Animation, Comedy, Family


After his abusive mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to the orphanage. At first Courgette struggles to find his place in this strange environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new friends, he eventually learns to trust, and finds love.

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My Life as a Courgette Directed by Claude Barras

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2016 | Directors' Fortnight

Academy Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Best European Film (Audience Award)

The film observes with pinpoint poignancy the small things that can bring joy to blighted lives.
June 02, 2017
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Barras and Sciamma maintain their sardonic humor and sensitivity even when their material is horrific. Their movie is a triumph of talent and poise.
February 23, 2017
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Brutally unsentimental in parts, My Life as a Courgette does not pretend that the world is a fair place where everything always turns out to be fine for everybody. Rather this supremely humane and moving film concludes that kindness and courage can help one do the only thing that is truly possible: make the best out of the situation.
May 16, 2016
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