Claude Barras’ Ma vie de Courgette (My Life As a Courgette), submitted by Switzerland as its entry for the foreign language Academy Award, has debuted an English-subbed trailer:

The brisk 66-minute stop motion film, adapted from a novel by Gilles Paris, was selected to screen in the Director’s Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival, and in June won both the Feature Cristal and the Feature Audience Award at Annecy.

Courgette was produced by Rita Productions in co-production with Blue Spirit Productions, Gebeka Films, and KNM. The film will launch theatrically in Switzerland next month, and October 19 in France. Theatrical rights have already been sold in over 20 European countries by sales rep Indie Sales, as well as territories in the Middle East and Asia. No U.S. distributor has been announced as of this time.

Switzerland’s decision to enter Courgette into the foreign-language category has no effect on the film’s ability to also compete in the Academy’s animated feature category, should the film’s producers choose to qualify it for the animation competition.

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