Oscar nominated for Best Animated Feature!
This stop-motion animated gem tells the amazing tale of a 9-year-old boy trying to fi nd his place in the world.. After his mother’s disappearance, Zucchini is befriended by police offi cer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home and with his help learns to trust and love others
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police offi cer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to fi nd 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. Beginning with its debut at Cannes Film Festival, this film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts with its North American premiere at Toronto. (France & Switzerland, 2016, 70 min., French with English subtitles/English, PG-13, DCP | Dir. Claude Barras)