My Life as a Zucchini

Best Feature Film 2017 - Awarded

My Life As Zucchini

by Claude Barras

Zucchini is a rather unusual nickname for a 9-year-old boy and his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer Raymond, who accompanies Zucchini to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first Zucchini struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new found friends, he eventually learns to trust, finds true love and at last a new family of his own.

Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz

Céline Sciamma, Germano Zullo, Claude Barras, Morgan Navarro

Rita Productions Genève, Blue Spirit Productions Paris, Gébéka Films Lyon, KNM Monte Carlo, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse Genève 8, Rhône Alpes Cinéma Villeurbanne, Canal + Issy-les-Moulineaux, France 3 Cinéma Paris Cedex 15, Hélium Films Lausanne

cinematography: David Toutevoix | editing: Valentin Rotelli, Marie-Eve Hildbrand, Marina Rosset | soundediting: Benjamin Benoit, Jérôme Vittoz | sounddesign: Denis Séchaud | rerecordingsoundmix: Denis Séchaud | music: Sophie Hunger | animation: Kim Keukeleire, Marcos Valin, Daniel Ramsay, Cesar Diaz Melendes, Marjolaine Parot, Brian Leif Hansen, Antony Elworthy, Juan Soto | costumes: Christel Grandchamp, Vanessa Riera Frangu | casting: Marie-Eve Hildbrand


33. Sundance Film Festival
52. Solothurner Filmtage
28th Palm Springs International Film Festival
13th International Animated Film Festival Animateka
12e Festival du film d'Education Evreux
34st International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! Poznan
23nd International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima
28. Kinderfilmfestival Wien
27th Stockholm International Film Festival
21es Rencontres du cinéma francophone
57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
59. DOK Leipzig - Internationales Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
10th International Children's Film Festival Filem'on Bruxelles
8th CPH:PIX Copenhagen Feature Film Festival
20th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
61. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid
18th Bucheon International Animation Festival
32nd International Film Festival Haifa
43rd International Film Festival Ghent
7e Festival international du film La Roche-sur-Yon
32nd Warsaw International Film Festival
11e Festival international du film d'animation Animatou
60th BFI London Film Festival
3° Festival Diritti Umani Lugano
31e Festival international du film francophone Namur
8e Festival Delémont-Hollywood Sélection suisse pour l'oscar du meilleur film étranger
Festival des Notes et des Toiles
12. Zurich Film Festival
Festival de l'écrit à l'écran
64. Festival internacional de Cine San Sebastian
12e Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie Bienne
41st Toronto International Film Festival
Fantoche 14. Internationales Festival für Animationsfilm Baden
13° Giornati degli Autori Venice Days
9e Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême
22nd Sarajevo Film Festival
65th Melbourne International Film Festival
40e Festival International du Film d'Animation
48e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes