Tuesday, 15 August 2017

SEPTEMBER FILM - MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE September 4th - The Connaught Studio 

Worthing Film Club are proud to present the Academy Award nominated MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE on Monday the 4th of September at 8.15pm.

Winner of two César Awards (the French Oscars) including Best Adapted Screenplay, beating the likes of Frantz & Elle, MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE is the genuinely affecting animation from first time director Claude Barras. Working with a screenplay from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood), it tells the story of Icare (aka Courgette), a nine year old boy who finds himself whisked off to a rural orphanage full of resilient children who’ve also survived abuse and abandonment. 

The writer and director have cited the Dardenne brothers and The 400 Blows as influences, which is clear in the films longer takes and lingering moments. This beautiful and organically told story should be seen by all, and continues the trend of exceptional animated feature films for any age (RIYL Anomalisa; Your Name; It’s Such A Beautiful Day).

"Combining the poetic possibilities of animation with the down-to-earth dialogue of tough real lives. Think Henry Selick meets Ken Loach” - The Guardian *****
"There’s magic in every stop-motion frame of this miniature gem” - Little White Lies *****

To watch the trailer: click here 

Screening is at the Connaught at 8.15pm on Monday 4th of September.
The film is free to club members (£35 for 12 films + free use of our DVD library) or £7 to non-members.  For non members to book tickets in advance, click here.