It was praised on the festival circuit, nominated for a Golden Globe, and is Switzerland’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, yet My Life as a Zucchini hasn’t received a ton of buzz. Maybe the great new trailer that showcases the unique animation style can help change that.
Directed by Claude Barras, My Life as a Zucchini begins its rollout in the U.S. on February 24th, 2017. You can check the official site to see when it’s coming to your area.
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 Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. 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.