Look up “heartwarming” in the dictionary and you’ll find this film, adapted from a graphic novel to the screen by Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire). A wonderfully inventive, Oscar-nominated French-Swiss stop-motion animation, My Life as a Zucchini tells the tale of a young boy named Zach. After losing his mother, he’s sent to an orphanage where he’s surrounded by a group of kids who have also had a rough trot in life. They band together like only a group of little misfits can, propping Zach up so that he can learn to trust the world again. Tender, funny and courageous, the story has universal appeal.
“Lovingly told and gorgeously rendered. Nothing short of a miracle” — The Hollywood Reporter