The Girl Without Hands
(Les Films Sauvages, Les Films Pelléas | GKIDS) Director: Sébastien Laudenbach Release Date: July 21, 2017 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% Synopsis: Based on one of the grimmer Grimm fairy tales, the film centers on the attempt by an innocent young woman, who has suffered manual mutilations, to escape enslavement by the Devil, to whom her father sold her. She is aided along the way by a benevolent prince and a goddess. Box Office to Date: $21,800 The Word: “The latest entry in the recent string of drawn animated films from Europe. Made on small budgets, these films present more individual visions than their big-studio American counterparts. Girl is a welcome reminder that animation doesn’t have to be synonymous with realistically rendered CG, but can be a means of artistic expression as uniquely personal as a signature.” — Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times. Nomination Chances: If the last few years’ nomination lists are any gauge, this might have a shot at filling the category’s artsy import slot.