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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Ma vie de courgette

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 1h30
World premiere, Film in competition for the Œil d'Or Award

Synopsis

Courgette is no wallflower, he’s a valiant little boy. When he loses his mother, he is sure he is alone in the world. But that’s before he makes his new friends in the children’s home. Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice and Béatrice : they all have their stories and they are equally heartbreaking and tender. But there’s also a girl, Camille. When you’re 10 years old, there is so much to discover – like what it’s like to have a gang of friends, to fall in love, and hey, maybe even to be happy.

Director

Claude Barras

Born in 1973 in Sierre (Switzerland). Claude Barras studied illustration and infography at Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon (France). He also studied synthetic images at Ecal (Art school of Lausanne). He is a freelance illustrator and directed 14 short films. He lives in Geneva and works in Lausanne.

Gaspard Schlatter
Michel Vuillermoz
Paulin Jaccoud
Sixtine Murat

Screenplay
Céline Sciamma, Claude Barras

Image
David Toutevoix

Sound
Denis Séchaud

Editing
Valentin Rotelli

Music
Sophie Hunger

Set decoration
Ludovic Chemarin

Production
Rita Productions
4 rue des marbriers
1204 Genève – Suisse
T : +41 22 775 15 50
info@ritaproductions.com
www.ritaproductions.com

Coproduction
Blue Spirit Production (France)
Gebeka Films (France)
KNM (France)

Ventes à l’étranger
Indie Sales
32 rue Washington
75008 Paris – France
T : +33 1 44 83 02 27
info@indiesales.eu
www.indiesales.eu

Distribution
Gebeka Films
13, avenue Berthelot
69007 Lyon – France
T: +33 4 72 71 62 27
info@gebekafilms.com
www.gebekafilms.com

Presse France
Monica Donati
T : +33 1 43 07 55 22
monica.donati@mk2.com

Presse Internationale
Viviana Andriani
T : +33 1 42 66 36 35
viviana@rv-press.com

Title in Original Version : My life as a courgette
Release date : 19 Oct 2016

Awards

César de la meilleure adaptation 2017 (Céline Sciamma)
César du meilleur film d’animation 2017
Cristal du Long Métrage Festival d’Annecy 2016
European Film Award du Meilleur film d’animation
Prix du public au Festival de San Sebastian 2016
Prix du Public Festival d’Annecy 2016
Valois de Diamant au festival du Film Français d’Angoulème 2016

Press release

« Animateur pour l’enfance en péril » / Le Monde
« D’une justesse absolue » / Première
« Entre Tim Burton et Ken Loach » / Télérama
« Coup de coeur » / Metronews