Our French choice for this term is 'Ma vie de Courgette' (My Life as a Courgette)
This Oscar-nominated animation, adapted from a YA novel by Girlhood director, Celine Sciamma. Nine-year-old Icare, nicknamed Courgette, moves to a foster home, a place full of rejected kids fighting for survival among the rest of the bullies, loners and misfits. Using a Tim Burton stop-motion style to create big-eyed, fragile beings, the director achieves a very different but hugely affecting film of teen life. Director: Claude Barras
2016 • 70 mins • English subtitles • Animation/Comedy/Drama
Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students. Studyguides will be made available for schools from www.ifi.ie
This screening is presented in association with IFI Education.