Screening of award winning Swiss film in schools in Cyprus

Local news, 06.03.2017

The Embassy of Switzerland in Nicosia has the pleasure to announce its cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus to screen in March 2017 the award winning stop-motion animation feature film “My Life as Courgette” (Ma Vie de Courgette) in French at schools in Cyprus in the framework of Francophonie 2017.


“My Life as Courgette” by Claude Barras (2016) 

Winner of the European Animated Feature Film Prize and recent César Award, the Oscar nominated production tells a unique, yet universal story. It pays homage to neglected and mistreated children, who do their best to survive and live with their wounds. Courgette is a 9 year old, who, after having suddenly lost his mother, believes he is alone in the world. He struggles at first to find his place in a strange, sometimes hostile, environment at his new foster care centre. Yet with his newfound friends, he eventually learns to trust, find true love and at last, a new family of his own.