This week, film distributor GKIDS (Guerrilla Kids International Distribution Syndicate), released a new trailer and releases dates for its sublime The Girl Without Hands French animated film, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The film opens in New York at the IFC Center on July 21, 2017, and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall on August 4.
The Girl Without Hands (French: La Jeune Fille sans mains) is directed, written, edited, and animated by Sébastien Laudenbach in his feature debut. Laudenbach animated the entire film on his own, with hand-painted crafting. Featured voicework will include 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.
“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 new trailer:
The Girl Without Hands is planned for more select theaters after it’s US premiere. For more info, visit www.thegirlwithouthands.com.