Following his mother’s disappearance, he’s befriended by a police officer Raymond (Michel Vuillermoz), who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love in Camille (Sixtine Murat)…
Directed by Claude Barras, from a screenplay by Céline Sciamma and the novel from Gilles Paris, with additional contributions from Germano Zullo, Morgan Navarro and Barras, himself, the cast also includes Paulin Jaccoud, Raul Ribera, Estelle Hennard, Elliot Sanchez and Lou Wick, and it comes across as a really sweet and charming animated tale. Regular readers know I don’t normally go in for animated movies, but that’s generally the typical Hollywood/Pixar CGI borefests, whereas last year’s Kubo And The Two Strings turned out to be my second-best movie of the year and has also been nominated for a BAFTA, today.
My Life as a Zucchini is released in the UK on May 5th and I very much want to see this.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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