My Life as a Zucchini
2016 | Switzerland, France | PG-13 | 66 min.
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Film Info
Section:#Tween
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Original Title:Ma vie de Courgette
Release Year:2016
Runtime:66 min.
Rating:PG-13
Production Country:Switzerland
France
Original Language:French
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Claude Barras
Produced by:Marc Bonny
Armelle Glorennec
Pauline Gygax
Max Karli
Kate Merkt
Michel Merkt
Screenwriter:Céline Sciamma
Cinematography:David Toutevoix
Editing By:Valentin Rotelli
Cast:Gaspard Schlatter
Sixtine Murat
Paulin Jaccoud
Description
This unforgettable Oscar-nominated film tells the story of nine-year-old Icare, better known as “Zucchini,” who spends his life striving to maintain happiness in the face of distressing circumstances. He decorates his attic bedroom with his alcoholic mother’s empty beer cans and imagines his absent father as a superhero. Then an accident lands him in a group foster home, and he’s lonelier than ever until he discovers the resiliency he shares with his fellow orphans. Magical stop motion animation creates a wondrous tone that perfectly balances painful subject matter about life’s harsh realities with an ultimate optimism. This film will floor you. Most appropriate for older tweens, with occasional mature subject matter, including death and references to sex, abuse, violence, suicide, and deportation.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Peggy Lee (Sun)

SPONSORED BY
Malu & Don Coe (Sun)
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