My Life As A Zucchini

My Life As A Zucchini
Director: Claude Barras
Animation
66 min
Switzerland/France


Show Times:
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 6, 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 8, 3:15 PM
Sunday, April 9, 5:30 PM

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.

A movie that conveys deep feelings with the tiniest movements of the puppets’ eyes or mouths; that portrays young love with a candid intensity I haven’t seen since “Moonrise Kingdom.” -Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Posted in Feature 2017, Out of Competition