30.09. - 09.10.2021

My Life as a Courgette Switzerland, France 2016 | 64 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Claude Barras

CLAUDE BARRAS (*1973) studied illustration and computer graphics at the École Emile Cohl in Lyon. My Life as a Courgette was his first full-length film and won among other things the European Film Prize in 2016. The story is based on Autobiographie d’une Courgette by Gilles Paris.

rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Céline Sciamma wrote the screenplay for this magical stop-motion film, which gained an Oscar nomination and numerous prizes. After the sudden death of his mother, 9-year old Icare, known as Zucchini, is taken into care. Life there isn’t easy, because cheeky Simon, worried Béatrice, shy Alice, dishevelled Jujube and dreamy Ahmed have also seen a lot of life. But they pull themselves together and give each other support. One day, they are joined by Camille and Zucchini falls in love (a bit) for the first time. When Camille‘s mean aunt wants the girl to move in with her, Zucchini and his friends do everything they can to prevent it.
Original title: Ma vie de Courgette
Film type: Animation
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Claude Barras
Screenplay: Céline Sciamma
Producer: Eric Beckman, Marc Bonny, Armelle Glorennec, Pauline Gygax, David Jesteadt, Max Karli, Kate Merkt, Michel Merkt, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas
Director of Photography: David Toutevoix
Music: Sophie Hunger
Production Design:
Editor: Valentin Rotelli
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Sandra Jacobs, 24 Bilder Film GmbH:
German Distributor: polyband Medien GmbH / 24 Bilder Film GmbH
World Sales:
Production: Rita Productions; Blue Spirit Animation; Gébéka Films; KNM


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