PLAYING AT THE CREST THEATRE.
In English & French with English subtitles.
BANDE ANNONCE (TRAILER)
- 2017 César for Best Adapted Screenplay (Céline Sciamma) & Best Animated Film
- Best Screenplay (Céline Sciamma), Best Animated Film, Lumiere Awards 2017
- Best Film & Best Music, Swiss Film Prize 2017
- European Animated Feature Film Award, European Film Awards 2016
- Most Popular Film, Melbourne International Film Festival 2016
- Best Cinematography, Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film 2016
- Best First Feature & Best Animated feature, Portland International Film Festival 2017
- Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016
- Audience Award, Warsaw International Film Festival 2016
- Audience Award, Wisconsin Film Festival 2017
- Kids Jury Award, Zurich Film Festival 2016
- Audience Award & Best Feature, Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2016
- FIPRESCI Prize, Bratislava International Film Festival 2016
Magical is not an oversize word for this exquisite film. Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"My Life as a Zucchini" takes on heavy subject matter with a light hand, and comes up with a delightful tale that is equal parts wrenching and uplifting. Jude Dry, indieWire
As unexpectedly enchanting as its title is initially perplexing, "My Life as a Zucchini" is short but oh so satisfyingly bittersweet, an example of the kind of movie magic that's always hard to find. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
The movie can be funny and heartbreaking at once - Zucchini's only keepsake of his mother is an empty beer can - though in the end what registers most is the children's resilience when "there's nobody left to love us." J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
Director: Claude Barras
Screenplay: Céline Sciamma. Based on the novel by Gilles Paris
International Sales: Versatile
Not Rated (all audiences)
Gaspard Schlatter: Courgette
Sixtine Murat: Camille
Paulin Jaccoud: Simon
Michel Vuillermoz: Raymond
Raul Ribera: Ahmed
Estelle Hennard: Alice
Elliot Sanchez: Jujube
Lou Wick: Béatrice
Brigitte Rosset: Aunt Ida
Saturday screening preceded at 10:30am by a Petit Déjeuner (coffee & pastries) in the Lobby of the Crest Theatre. FREE with movie admission.
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Zucchini (Courgette) is not a vegetable! He is a valiant little boy with blue hair and big sad eyes, who is taken by police officer Raymond to a foster home after his alcoholic mother’s sudden death. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange new environment. But soon Zucchini befriends the other orphans, Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice and Beatrice. They each have their own sad stories, and they are as hard outside as they are tender inside. And Raymond often comes to visit. Then there's the new girl, Camille… Life is not that bad when you are 10, you have a group of friends, and you are falling in love. Maybe you can even find yourself a family, and even be happy…
Showered with awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from Swiss director Claude Barras, with a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (director of Girlhood - SFFF 2015) has been nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature, and won the 2017 Best Animated Feature César.. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the bittersweet story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart. Bring your kids!
Shown with THE DAY I BEAT THE SKY (LE JOUR OU J'AI BATTU LE CIEL) by Hughes Valin
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00am
Sunday, June 25 – 1:05pm
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the Saturday screening.