My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette (French: Ma vie de Courgette; also titled My Life as a Zucchini) is a 2016 stop-motion animated comedy-drama film directed by Claude Barras.[4] It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[5][6]

My Life as a Courgette
Theatrical release poster
FrenchMa vie de Courgette
Directed byClaude Barras
Screenplay byCéline Sciamma
Claude Barras
Germano Zullo
Morgan Navarro
Based onAutobiographie d'une Courgette
by Gilles Paris
Produced byArmelle Glorennec
Éric Jacquot
Marc Bonny
CinematographyDavid Toutevoix
Edited byValentin Rotelli
Music bySophie Hunger
Distributed byPraesens-Film (Switzerland)
Gébéka Films (France)
NOS Lusomundo Audiovisuais (Portugal)
Release dates
  • 15 May 2016 (2016-05-15) (Cannes)
  • 22 September 2016 (2016-09-22) (Switzerland)
  • 19 October 2016 (2016-10-19) (France)
Running time
65 minutes[1]
Budget$8 million[2]
Box office$10.2 million[3]

This is the second adaptation of Gilles Paris' 2002 novel Autobiographie d'une Courgette, as there was a French live-action television film adaptation called C'est mieux la vie quand on est grand which aired in 2007.[7]

The film received acclaim for its emotional tone and story and won Best Animated Film and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 42nd César Awards. At the 89th Academy Awards, it was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film and was selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, making the December shortlist.[8][9]

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