Golden Globe-nominated film featuring the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris hits select U.S. theaters on February 24th.
Independent animation distributor GKIDS has unveiled a brand-new trailer for the English-language release of My Life As a Zucchini.
The debut feature from Swiss director Claude Barras, the stop-motion animated My Life As a Zucchini is based on a script from Céline Sciamma. The Golden Globe nominated film, which features the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris, hits select U.S. theaters on February 24th.
My Life As a Zucchini is the official Swiss submission and has been shortlisted for the “Best Foreign Language” category for the 2017 Academy Awards, where it will also be competing for Best Animated Feature. The film was recently nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, named the Best Animated European Film by the European Film Awards, and Best Swiss Film by the Association of Swiss Film Critics.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 new family of his own. Brought to life through striking character designs 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. Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts with its U.S. debut at Sundance.
My Life As a Zucchini is produced by RITA Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films and KNM, in coproduction with the RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG-SSR, France 3 Cinéma, Rhône Alpes Cinéma and Helium Films, with international sales handled by Indie Sales.