From their big bulging eyes to their unique individualities, they are perfect in every way, even if they aren’t deemed that way by society
My Life As A Courgette is the most uplifting and genuine artform that I have seen for a long time.
After an accident in his home, young Icare (aka. Courgette), is taken to an orphanage to live with his new family. After the initial overcoming of fear and rivals, Courgette and the others realise that even when they feel that there is no one left to love them, they know that they can count on each other.
The creation of these characters is simply amazing. They are incredibly well developed and the power behind each and every one of those puppets is as real as the children they represent. From their big bulging eyes to their unique individualities, they are perfect in every way, even if they aren’t deemed that way by society.
And it’s not just the puppets that hold an remarkable sense of charm. The whole picture in fact oozes it, and there is an incredible sense of understanding set deep within the film. The relationships that each character builds are so reliant on their personality, that even with a run time of just over an hour, each of the children has their own clear array of traits and habits that fit their personas perfectly.
The set and character design are amazingly unique, and this variety of colour and personality gives My Life As A Courgette the beauty that it showcases so brilliantly. The thought and precision behind every inch of this film is amazing, and it genuinely is such a wonder.
This is a film with amazing Morales, funny and quirky jokes, but most importantly it’s a film about children and the joy that they behold. The way that the group bond together in the most difficult of times, is heart breaking and joy-filling at exactly the same time.