My Life as a Zucchini (English)
Academy Award Nominee – Best Animated Feature!
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.
The English language version stars Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris. You can find showtimes for the original French language version here.
This film will be preceded by “A Town Called Panic: Back to School”
“ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A SPARKLY LITTLE GEM” – Variety
Come visit A Town Called Panic, with an award-winning new special from the Academy Award®-nominated directors of Ernest & Celestine. With disarming wit and hilarious visuals, A Town Called Panic revels in the simple setup of three plasticine toys sent on increasingly surreal and freewheeling adventures. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In “Back to School,” a class assignment yields a special prize, but only Pig knows the answer. Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to try and sneak into Pig’s brain, where they discover a sodium-packed world of pig cops riding in bacon cars and sausage cycles.
France, 2016, 25 min, In English
Switzerland | France. 2016, 70 minutes, In English, Rated PG-13, Directed by Claude Barras
“A triumph!”– SCREEN DAILY
"Nothing short of a miracle!”– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.”– ROLLING STONE
“An unequivocal delight!”– THE PLAYLIST
“Nearly perfect, perhaps the best animated film in years.”– NATIONAL REVIEW
“Magical is not an oversize word for this exquisite film.”– THE WALL STREET JOURNAL