FREE SCREENING: LUX – My Life as a Courgette

French with English subtitles. Courgette is not a vegetable at all: he’s a brave little boy. When he loses his mother, he feels alone in the world, But that’s before he starts his new life at the children’s home and meets his new friends Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice and Beatrice. They all have their own stories – stories as bitter as they are sweet. And then there’s Camille. When you’re 10 years old, there’s a lot to discover: having a group of friends, falling in love and why not? After all, there’s a lot to be happy about. The film is based on a novel and appeals to a wide audience. Its original aesthetic – with wide eyed little figures brought to life – and especially the tone – which allows serious subjects to be explored with great sensitivity – set it apart from most children’s films. My Life as a Courgette is one of several films in the running for the LUX Prize. In Latin ‘Lux’ means light, and since 1997 the European Parliament’s Lux Prize has been casting an annual spotlight on films that cut to the heart of European public debate. The films competing for the Lux Prize help to air different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day. 2014’s winner was Polish film, Ida, which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Tickets are free – you can book on line (50p per ticket booking charge still applies) or go along to the Screen Machine on the day..

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Adults £9, Concessions £6.50

Concessions are available for: 15-and-under, 16 to 25, Students, 60 and over, Disabled and Claimants.

All under 14 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or 21+ year old guardian at screenings starting after 8:00pm.

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