A film I am struggling to find in a local cinema is 'Ma vie de Courgette', released as 'My Life as a Courgette' in the UK. It's a stopmotion film by Swiss director Claude Barras.
A child (nicknamed Courgette) becomes an orphan after the sudden death of his alcoholic mother. He's then taken to an orphanage where other children try to get him to talk about his past. After a while he feels more comfortable and is surrounded by friends, who he then realises have become his new family.
The film was started 7 years ago so it was a long time in the making - however if you know anything about stop-motion you'll realise it's very time consuming!
I may have to find a dvd copy instead!