Original title: My Life As a Courgette Director: Claude Barras Screenplay: Céline Sciamma Director of Photography: David Toutevoix Producer: Max Karli & Pauline Gygax, Armelle Glorennec & Eric Jacquot, Marc Bonny Editor: Valentin Rotelli Music: Sophie Hunger Country: France, Switzerland Year of production: 2016 Length (min): 66 Language: French Subtitles: Czech Sales: Indie Sales Section: Junior Genre: Family Sponsors: Evropský parlament, l’Institut français de Prague, Velvyslanectví Švýcarské konfederace
When orphaned nine-year-old Ikar is placed into foster care, everyone calls him Courgette. At first, the other kids laugh at him and tease him out of spite, but Courgette soon learns about friendship and love among them. It's because the best family might be the one you choose yourself. The charming animated film was greeted with excitement at the 69th Cannes IFF and awarded at several international festivals.