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Aro Recommended My Life as a Zucchini


aka: Ma Vie de Courgette
France 2016, 64 minutes
Dir. Claude Barras
Rating: [PG] sexual references
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Family

Topics: Mental Health, Stop-motion.


“On one hand, the cartoon is never afraid to be cute, but more importantly, it’s committed to being real. ”~Variety

Aroview: Expressive, bittersweet French stop-motion animated feature about a boy (Courgette) who must adjust to life in a foster home of orphans, who each have childhood traumas they are overcoming. Based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), it entirely suitable for 7-ups despite the "adult" themes.

Note: The American dubbed version renames the central character Zucchini to distracting effect, so best watch in the original French option with subtitles.

NZ International Film Festival 2017

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired

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