After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (GIRLHOOD, TOMBOY), has now been nominated for both an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.
MY LIFE AS A ZUCHINI was Switzerland’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language film this year (nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Golden Globes, it’s currently nominated in the same category for an Oscar) and had its world premiere at Sundance 2017. The English subtitled version (screening April 1 & 2) stars Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris.
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI “Ma vie de Courgette” (Claude Barras, 2016 / PG / 66 mins / English dub) After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own.