"Striking! A dazzling, imaginative film!" – Monica Castillo, The New York Times
Sébastien Laudenbach's utterly transporting, hand-painted masterpiece unfolds with the dream logic of a fairytale, taking you into the darker, primal origins of the Brothers Grimm's tales. In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes, but in revenge the Devil deprives her of her hands. Abandoning family and home, she sets off into the woods and begins her long journey towards the light.
With magic and cruelty, sublime beauty and tenderness, The Girl Without Hands is at once timeless and unlike anything you have seen before, a stunning example of animation as a powerful cinematic art form for adult moviegoers.
Why We Love It
"A real treasure of independent European animation that brings new dark depths to animated fairy tales." – Animation Magazine
"One of the more creative and beautifully done animated films that I’ve seen in the last several years." – Fandom Post
"If you’re an animation fan, this individual, stylish film receives our high recommendation." – Under The Radar
"…a delight to watch…" – Cinema Sentries
"GKIDS has taken care in producing an excellent transfer that showcases the beautiful work by Director and Animator Sébastien Laudenbach’s. The transfer is razor sharp and nary a hint of edge enhancement or DNR. Bravo to GKIDS for their continued archival work with transfers." – The Movie Isle
- The Making Of The Girl Without Hands
- Interview With Sébastien Laudenbach
- Short Films By Sébastien Laudenbach
- Theatrical Trailer
The Girl Without Hands