Young Audience Award

Claude Barras – My Life As Zucchini #YAA2017

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A message from the director of one of the three finalist films of the 2017 EFA Young Audience Award.

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PODCAST |  Filmmaker Claude Barras talks about his film “My Life As Zucchini” – 2017 EFA Young Audience Award finalist.

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My Life As Zucchini, produced in Switzerland and France, is one of the finalist films of the 2017 EFA Young Audience Award. In this short clip, the director Claude Barras talks briefly about the film, which will be up for an award during Young Audience Film Day (7th of May). On this day, the three finalist European films will be screened simultaneously in 31 different countries of Europe to an audience aged between 12 and 14 years old. The young audience will then vote for the winning film at the end of the day.

MY LIFE AS ZUCCHINI. “Zucchini” is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy – although his unique story is surprisingly universal: After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. Zucchini struggles at first to find his place in this strange, at times hostile, environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust, find true love and, at last, a new family of his own

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Claude Barras
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    My Life As Zucchini
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