My Life as Zucchini/ Bučko/ Ma vie de Courgette
2016, SUI/FRA, 66'
This Zucchini has nothing to do with the vegetable, he's a 10-year-old boy with an intriguing nickname. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is sent to a foster home where he meets other orphans. At first, Zucchini struggles to find his place in this strange environment, but he’ll learn to trust and find love and maybe even a new family.
directed by Claude Barras
written by Céline Sciamma
adapted from the novel of Gilles Paris
vizualna podoba Claude Barras
animation Kim Keukeleire
cinematography by David Toutevoix
music by Sophie Hunger
editing by Valentin Rotelli
puppet design Gregory Beaussart
voice acting: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz, Raul Ribera, Estelle Hennard, Elliot Sanchez, Lou Wick
voice acting in Slovene: Sara Horžen, Rok Kosec, Polona Torkar, Katja Preša, Lucija Lubšina, Matija Drobne, Valentina Plaskan, Nejc Bahor, Juš Golmajer, Oskar Kapelj, Oskar Glavan, Gaber Kisin, Živa Kodrič, Tamara Lazič, Zarja Novak, Vesna Kodrič
Slovene direction synchronization: Rok Kušlan, Maj Kelenc
producers: Marc Bonny, Armelle Glorennec, Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Kate Merkt, Michel Merkt
Slovene distributor: Demiurg
festivals and awards: Cannes// Annecy – Audience Award and Grand Brix for Feature Film// European Film Academy Award// Ale kino Festival, Poznan – ECFA Award// Cinekid, Amsterdam// KinOdiseea, Bukarešta// Sundance 2017// Swiss candidate for Golden Globe in the category of best animated film.
Born in 1973 in Sierre, Switzerland. Studied illustration and computer graphics at École Emile Cohl in Lyon. Received degree in anthropology and digital images from Lyon. Studied computer graphics at ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne). Works as freelance illustrator in Geneva. 2017 Oscar Nomination in the category Animated Feature Film for his film “My Life As A Zucchini”. 2017 César for Best Animated Feature and César for Best Book Adaption. 2017 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film for “My Life As A Zucchini”.
2016 Ma vie de Courgette
2012 Chambre 69
2009 Land Of The Heads
2007 Sainte Barbe
2006 Le génie de la boîte de raviolis
2000 Les mots d'Antoine
1999 Casting Queen
1996 Conte alpin
1996 La vache
1995 Un cri dans la ville
Find out more about Calude Barras on http://www.swissfilms.ch/en/film_search/filmdetails/-/id_person/5066