So many horrible things happen to these children that are mentioned almost casually, but that is the way children speak of horrific events. They speak of their past traumas in a way that seems matter of fact almost to the point of indifference. Because the alternative is to be angry and sad all the time until it eats them up completely. See: Simon at the start of the film.
I did watch this in English. I have a feeling a little bit of the magic was lost, as the little audition clip for Courgette they placed right at the end just absolutely melted my heart. But my brain doesn’t like processing subtitles along with non-English words so I rarely manage it unless completely unavoidable.
2018 new-to-me film 80/100