This week’s cinema treat from the Dunamaise Arts Centre is a special education screening of the French film ‘My Life as a Courgette’ (Ma vie de Courgette).
For TY and Senior Cycle French, the Irish Film Institute are touring 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.
Suitable for TY, 5th and 6th year students, with a study guide in association with the French Cultural Service available to download from www.ifi.ie/study-guides.
Directed by Claude Barras, this film has English subtitles.
‘My Life as a Courgette' screens on Tuesday, March 13.