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The movie will be followed by a discussion with Executive Director Barbara Bouquegneau, complimentary refreshments provided.

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About the Film

Director: Claude Barras

Actors: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud

About the Film

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.

Praise

The film had an excellent run on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, an Oscar nomination as well as 21 award wins and 20 nominations.

Seeing the world through a child's eyes can be pretty eye-opening. Watching My Life as a Zucchini, the altogether marvelous and Oscar-nominated stop-action animated film by director Claude Barras, that world is one you will not soon forget.
– Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun-Times
The movie can be funny and heartbreaking at once-Zucchini's only keepsake of his mother is an empty beer can-though in the end what registers most is the children's resilience when "there's nobody left to love us."
- J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader


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