The Girl Without Hands
5:15pm - Sunday, Sep 3, 2017
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 fairytale 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.
"A fascinating graphic dream... a work that continues to reinvent itself before our eyes!" -Telerama
"A haunting minimalist fairytale for all ages!" -The Hollywood Reporter
"Condenses all of life’s cruelty and sublime grandeur into a striking hand-drawn vision!" - Le Monde
Sunday, September 3
Doors 4:45 pm | Movie 5:15 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS (Sébastien Laudenbach, 2017 / PG / 76 mins / In French with English subs) A poor miller gets tricked by the Devil and accidentally sells his daughter for a bit of gold. But Satan can't take her because she's too pure and has wept on her hands. So Satan orders the miller to cut her hands off. It's the beginning of the young girl's journey towards freedom.
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