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 festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has now been nominated for both an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature. 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.
A new English language version stars Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris, and had its world premiere at Sundance 2017.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE - Best Animated Feature
GOLDEN GLOBE® NOMINEE - Best Animated Feature
Sundance 2017 - Official Selection
TIFF® - Official Selection
Cannes 2016 - Director's Fortnight
"ZUCCHINI will floor you! This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible."
— Rolling Stone
"Nothing short of a miracle!"
— The Hollywood Reporter
"Magical! Went straight to my heart!"
— Wall Street Journal