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MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
March 3 - March 9
Friday, March 3 – 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Saturday, March 4 – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Sunday, March 5 – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Monday, March 6 – 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Tuesday, March 7 – 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Wednesday, March 8 – 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Thursday, March 9 – 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film!
The Frida Cinema is proud to present a one-week run of Oscar-nominated animated gem MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (MA VIE DE COURGETTE)!
A touching, entertaining, and alternately hilarious and poignant film by director Claude Barras, My Life as a Zucchini is the tale of shy young boy Zucchini, who is mourning 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.
Brought to life through striking 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. Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts in North America with its premiere at Toronto.
100% Rotten Tomato rating!
“My Life as a Zucchini is so warm, so alive, that we forget we’re watching cartoon figures.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“On one hand, the cartoon is never afraid to be cute, but more importantly, it’s committed to being real.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“Magical is not an oversize word for this exquisite film.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal