My Life as a Zucchini PG
South Australian Premiere
“Nothing short of a miracle.” (Hollywood Reporter)
No, not another one of those gourmet cooking shows but a gem of stop-motion animation in which a young boy tells of his time in an orphanage after his mother’s death. 9-year-old Courgette has only an empty beer can by which to remember his mum, but he quickly finds other kids who have had it just as bad. Together, these kids quietly find what it takes to survive in a world where there is no one left to love them. This remarkable ode to human resilience has charmed and inspired audiences wherever it has been shown, winning multiple audience awards and nominations for the Oscars and Golden Globes. If you need to be cheered up after some of your festival viewing, this is your film.
Director Claude Barras | Screenwriter Céline Sciamma | Producer Max Karli, Pauline Gygax, Armelle Glorennec, Eric Jacquot, Marc Bonny | Editor Valentin Rotelli
Before directing his rst feature lm, My Life as Courgette, Claude Barras directed several short lms including The Genie in a Ravioli Can, which received numerous of awards in lm festivals around the world.
Claude Barras’ unique connection with childhood transcends time and age differences; he has the rare gift of being able to make you laugh and cry at the same time. His stories are lled with realism and fantasy, humor and poetry. He was the impetus for adapting Gilles Paris’ Autobiography of a Courgette into a stop-motion animation lm.