Academy Award Nominee - Best Animated Feature!
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 Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. 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.
"CUTS TO THE HEART! Reveals an emotional resonance and non-saccharine uplife that is mostly rare in today's animation world!" - The Playlist
New English dub stars Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris!
Preceded by Claude Barras' charming short film THE GENIE IN THE TIN OF RAVIOLI!