my life as a zucchini
my vie de courgette

Zucchini is a rather unusual nickname for a 9-year-old boy and his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer Raymond, who accompanies Zucchini to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first Zucchini struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new found friends, he eventually learns to trust, finds true love and at last a new family of his own.

Director: Claude Barras
Script: Céline Sciamma, Germano Zullo, Claude Barras, Morgan Navarro
Production: Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gébéka Films, KNM, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Canal +, France 3 Cinéma, Hélium Films
Distribution & sales : Indie Sales

Technique: Puppet animation, Stop Motion
Length: 66 minutes

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