A real treasure of independent European animation that brings new dark depths to animated fairy tales is coming home next month, when GKIDS and Shout! Factory release the dazzling French feature The Girl without Hands on Blu-ray Combo Pack. The release includes informative bonus features and several of director Sébastien Laudenbach’s short films.
The Girl without Hands is the feature debut from acclaimed filmmaker Laudenbach. This beautiful, dreamlike take on a Brothers Grimm story is an adult fairy tale hand-painted with lush details. The voice cast features 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 the Jury Prize at Annecy.
Synopsis: A captivating tale of survival, The Girl without Hands tells the story of a young woman who is sold to the devil in return for a river of gold. She is so pure of heart that she is able to elude him, but not before losing 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.
Bonus features: The Making of The Girl without Hands; interview with Sébastien Laudenbach; short films by Sébastien Laudenbach; theatrical trailer.