Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette)

Claude Barras
Switzerland
France
66 min
2016
My Life as a Courgette by Claude Barras
Synopsis: 

Zucchini is an intriguing nickname for a 9 year old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer Raymond, who accompanies Zucchini to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first Zucchini struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new found friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust, finds true love and at last a new family of his own.

Screenplay: Céline Sciamma
Production: Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films, KNM, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Helium Films
Distribution: Gebeka Films, Cinéart
Sales agent: Indie Sales