Ten year-old Icare, known as ‘Courgette’, is taken to an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. There, he meets a group of children who have experienced their own traumas and are all carrying emotional burdens. Initially reluctant, Courgette and the other children find a way to exist in harmony.

“My life as a courgette effectively tears up the rulebook for children’s cinema.” Sight and Sound

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