My Life as a Zucchini
(Ma vie de courgette)
Recommended for ages 12 and up
Bobbie O’Steen is a New York–based writer, teacher, and film historian, specializing in editing; she is the author of The Invisible Cut and Cut to the Chase.
Ken Schretzmann is a film editor known for his work at Pixar on animated features such as Cars and Toy Story 3. His most recent credit as editor is Guillermo del Toro’s Pinnocchio.
Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Elliot Page, Amy Sedaris,
This wonderfully creative film has been celebrated for its stylized stop-motion animation and sympathetic treatment of life’s hardships. Our protagonist, a boy nicknamed Zucchini, comes to live in a foster home for orphans, where he eventually learns to trust and love others. This accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. We present the English-language version featuring the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Elliot Page, and Amy Sedaris. Please note: the film includes references to sexual behavior (in non-explicit language).
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