Director: Claude Barras
Screenplay: Céline Sciamma, Germano Zulio, Claude Barras, Morgan Navarro
Length: 66 min
Country: Switzerland, France
US Release: CT Premiere
Select Awards: Academy Awards Nomination: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year; Golden Globes Nomination: Best Motion Picture–Animated; Cannes International Film Festival Directors Fortnight Nominations: SACD Prize, Art Cinema Award, SACD Special Mention, Illy Prize, Europa Cinema Label; Lumières Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Animated Feature; Annecy International Animated Film Festival: Best Animated Feature, Audience Award; Angoulême Film Festival: Valois De Diamant; European Film Awards: Best European Animated Feature Film
Press Kit: English
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini 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 at-times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a family of his own. From its debut in the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has been nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Brought to life through memorably-designed characters and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.