ACMI Presents

My Life as a Zucchini

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“This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.”

A quick note for parents: My Life as a Zucchini contains some thematic content which may be distressing for young viewers.

After losing his mother in a tragic accident, nine year old Zucchini is relocated to an orphanage. There, he is surrounded by a rag-tag group of children his age, some orphans, some not, but all with their own sad stories to tell. But Zucchini’s will not be a sad story. With his new friends, he’ll need to learn to trust again, and love – and with the arrival of Camille, a new girl at the orphanage this may be on the cards.

My Life as a Zucchini is a remarkable feature film debut from Swiss illustrator and stop-motion animator Claude Barras. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, Zucchini has gone on to receive many accolades including an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature.

In this English-language version of the film, Nick Offernan (Parks and Recreation) lends his voice to the kind but lonely police officer who takes Zucchini under his wing. Ellen Page (Juno) and Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) are also excellent additions to the cast.

My Life as a Zucchini will screen in French with English subtitles at the following times:

  • Tue 11 July at 6pm

  • Tue 18 July at 7pm

  • Tue 25 July at 6pm