U.S. Trailer for ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Brings Death, Depression, and Healing

Following its Cannes premiere, My Life as a Zucchini emerged as one of the most acclaimed animated films of the year, selected as Sweden’s Best Foreign Language Film entry at the Oscars, as well as making the Academy Awards shortlist of nine films for Best Animated Film, not to mention a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Film.

Even if you don’t care about the awards hoopla, I can confirm it’s definitely one to see out. Directed by Claude Barras and scripted by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood), it tells the story of a boy who becomes orphaned after accidentally killing his alcoholic mother. Fear not though as it’s not as depressing as that logline suggests, with Barras crafting a deeply felt tale of healing, even if it feels a tad too short at just over an hour.

We said in our review, “Orphanages conjure up images of
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