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My Life as a Zucchini

Ma vie de Courgette

March 10 - 12, 2017

Switzerland | 2016 | 70 Minutes | Claude Barras

SIFF Film Center 
Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.
The French-Swiss co-production tells the story of a boy who moves to a foster home after the sudden death of his mother and finds a new life. The stop-motion adaptation of Autobiography of a Courgette by Gilles Paris is the debut feature from Swiss director Claude Barras. This new English-language version features the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris. We are showing the English-only version of the film. Closed Captioning Available.

Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette 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 strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

"Lovingly told and gorgeously rendered." - Hollywood Reporter 

Director: Claude Barras
Principal Cast: Gaspard Shclatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris
Country: Switzerland, France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 70 Minutes
Screenplay: CĂ©line Sciamma
Language: French
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