Best Animated Feature
Cesar Awards
Best French Film
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Jury Prize
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Marvelous. Beautiful. Condenses all of life’s cruelty and sublime grandeur into a striking hand-drawn vision.
--Le Monde
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The Girl without Hands

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light… but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the Devil devises a plan of his own. The Girl Without Hands is the audacious feature debut from acclaimed short filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairy tale destined to become a classic. Hand-painted with lush, evocative details and featuring the voices of Anaïs Demoustier (The New Girlfriend) and Jérémie Elkaïm (Declaration of War), the film premiered in the ACID section at Cannes, was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the César Awards, and won both the Jury Prize and the award for Best French Film at the Annecy Animation Festival.

BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL! A fascinating graphic dream... a work that continues to reinvent itself before our eyes! -Telerama

EXQUISITE! A haunting minimalist fairytale for all ages! -The Hollywood Reporter

Played at

Music Hall, 8.04.17 - 8.10.17
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Runtime: 80 min
Language: French

Director: Sébastien Laudenbach
Cast: Anaïs Demoustier, Elina Löwensohn, Françoise Lebrun, Jérémie Elkaïm, Olivier Broche, Philippe Laudenbach, Sacha Bourdo

  • Nominee, Best Animated Feature, Cesar Awards
  • Winner, Best French Film, Annecy International Animated Film Festival
  • Winner, Jury Prize, Annecy International Animated Film Festival