My Life as a Courgette

A film feature in stop motion, 65′

Adapted from the novel « Autobiographie d’une Courgette » by Gilles Paris, Published by Editions Plon

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.

Written by | Céline Sciamma  in collaboration with Morgan Navarro, Germano Zullo and Claude Barras
DirectorClaude Barras

Producer(s)Blue Spirit Productions , Gebeka Films, Rita Productions, KNM
Coproducers | Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, RTS, France 3 cinéma, Helium Films
International Sales | Indie Sales

With the participation of The Swiss Federal Office Of Culture, Cineforom With The Loterie Romande, Eurimages, Canal +, France Televisions, Cine +, Centre National Du Cinema Et De L’image Animee (Avance Sur Recettes Et Nouvelles Technologies En Production), Indie Sales Company And Indie Invest, Suissimage, Region Rhone Alpes, Region Poitou-Charentes, As Part Of Pole Image Magelis With The Support Of Charente County Council, Focal And The Ernst Gohner Foundation, Service Industriel Of Geneva, The City Of Geneva, The State Of Geneva And The Canton Of Valais