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by Claude Barras


Revolving around a ten-year-old boy nicknamed Zucchini, who is taken to live in an orphanage following his mother’s death, the movie tells the story of how he will overcome the obstacles and fit into this new environment, surrounded by a small group of children who, just like him, have been scarred by life.

international title: My Life as a Zucchini
original title: Ma vie de courgette
country: Switzerland, France
sales agent: Indie Sales
year: 2016
genre: animation
directed by: Claude Barras
film run: 75'
release date: BE 19/10/2016, FR 19/10/2016, SE 28/10/2016
screenplay: Céline Sciamma, Germano Zullo, Claude Barras, Morgan Navarro
production: Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films, KNM, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Helium Films
backing: CNC, Suissimage CineforumOFC, Eurimages, Canal+, Ciné+
distributor: Gebeka Films, Cinéart, Praesens Film AG, Polyband, Teodora Film, Folkets Bio, La Aventura, Rosebud Motion Pictures Enterprises, Seven Films


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2016Directors' Fortnight
Festival du Film d'Angoulême 2016
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2016
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
BFI London Film Festival 2016
Zurich Film Festival 2016
Warsaw Film Festival 2016

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