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‘Ma vie de Courgette’ (My Life as a Courgette) French IFI Film

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.