My Life as a Courgette


Nine year-old Icare insists people call him Courgette at the group home he finds himself living at following the death of his alcoholic mum. At first he struggles to fit in with the other orphans but Raymond, a friendly police officer helps him find his place and make new friends and possibly even find true love. This brilliant and often funny film, a prize winner at Cannes Film Festival, is a unique take on a child’s experience, dealing with the facts in a way which neither condescends or scares younger audiences.