added: Tue, Jan 24th '17
It was just nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Check out the new English-dubbed trailer for "My Life as a Zucchini," a stop-motion film from Swiss animator Claude Barras, featuring the voices of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris.
Based on the 2002 novel "Autobiographie d'une Courgette" by French writer Gilles Paris and co-adapted by acclaimed French filmmaker Celine Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), "My Life as a Zucchini" tells the heartfelt story of a 9-year-old boy trying to adjust to his new surroundings at an orphanage after the passing of his mother.
The stop-motion film is set to roll out in select U.S. theaters from late February through March, opening first in New York and Los Angeles on February 24.
In most theaters, the film will be available both in its original French and new English dubbed versions.
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.
From its debut in Director's Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angouleme, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Celine Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Brought to life through memorable 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.
directed by Claude Barras
starring English dubbed cast: Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, Amy Sedaris
release date February 24, 2017 (NY, LA; other U.S. cities to follow)