My Life As A Zucchini + The Amber Amulet (short)

7.15pm - The Amber Amulet (23 min)

The Masked Avenger can make things happen. Though at 10 he is considered young for a justice fighter he has already proved himself highly effective in the pursuit of peace. He has discovered powers that are locked inside gems and minerals and uses them to keep Franklin Street safe. But something is wrong in the house at the end of the street. There is a woman in trouble. When The Masked Avenger leaves a 'happiness questionnaire' in her letterbox a series of events are set in motion that no one could predict. This is the story of a superhero, a beagle, an amber amulet and the potential that is locked inside all of us.


7.45pm - My Life As A Zucchini (66 min)

After his mother's sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond's help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for 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. Beginning with its debut at Cannes, the film has stirred up an overwhelming response on the festival circuit, taking home top jury and audience prizes at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, as it prepares to melt hearts in North America with its premiere at Toronto.

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“It is a lovely little film, coming in at a novella-size 66 minutes.”

Peter Bradshaw - Guardian

“The only downside to this charming and disarmingly thought-provoking gem is that it lasts a mere 66 minutes. Few would complain if a sequel came along.”

David Parkinson - Empire Magazine

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:15pm,
Saturday 26 August
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:15pm,
Saturday 9 September
Deckchair Cinema

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Claude Barras



Running Time

66 minutes


Country of Origin

Switzerland | France


French with English Subtitles