My Life as a Zucchini
directed by Claude Barras
After his mother’s sudden death, nine-year-old Icare – nicknamed Zucchini – is being taken to his new foster home, filled with orphans his age. He initially struggles to find his feet in this strange and hostile environment, but with the help of newfound friends Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he seeks 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.