My Life as a Courgette (PG)
“We’re all the same – there’s no one left to love us” – words spoken by and for the kids in the care home where this film is set. The Director, Claude Barras points us through sorrow and joy to see spirit, defiance and resilience. The film may look cute, but there is no Hollywood schmalz, just a thoughtful story told well. It puts sunshine into your soul and thoroughly deserved its Oscar nomination in 2017.
Claude Barras | Switzerland/France | 2016 | 66 mins | PG