How I wrote My Life as a Courgette, by Céline SciammaRobert Downey Jr. Sign in. Watch now. Title: My Life as a Zucchini A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.
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My Life as a Zucchini
My Life as a Zucchini is an animated film that understands the distinction of that queer soubriquet. He finds community in a foster home with other abandoned children and their banding together becomes as joyful and supportive as a night at the Paradise Garage. They move like puppets but their big eyes express such imploring humanity that one readily identifies with the emotions they display—unlike the cynical Minions of Despicable Me. Celine Sciamma who wrote and directed the wonderful Girlhood adapted the screenplay. She avoids being obvious and, very importantly, avoids Pixar-style obviousness. The opening scene of Icare building a kite unmistakably evokes The Red Balloon.
The screenwriter behind this Oscar-nominated animation talks through the intricacies of her working process. I mean, of course I am writing characters, but I am writing for an audience. I always try to picture the audience as the most intelligent audience possible. For Courgette, I was obsessed with the fact that this was going to take kids very seriously as characters, and very seriously as an audience. I see the audience as people searching for emotion, people looking for trouble, people looking for being consumed by an intense narrative.