I Lost My Body

I Lost My Body

I Lost My Body

Award-winning animated film about a severed hand's search for its body and a young man's search for a girl he's crushing on. Based on the novel Happy Hand from Guillaume Laurant, Oscar-nominated co-writer of 2001's Amélie.

201981 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
AnimatedFantasyRomanceWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

On one hand, the bog-standard love story amuses but never resonates. Fortunately, the other hand fights rats, dodges traffic, and does all sorts of insane things you’ve never witnessed in a film.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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At once creepy and melancholic, I Lost My Body employs its unlikely horror scenario to channel something deeper and darker, going beyond the mere sensational to arrive at the personal.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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If it’s slightly hampered by a generic love story and pie-in-the-sky teenage pontificating, I Lost My Body should still rank among the year’s most original and peculiar films. Hands down.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

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Anyone who’s willing to meet this movie on its own terms and roll with the dream logic it requires will be rewarded with a resonantly cathartic saga about the struggle to find beauty in a world that forces us to leave parts of ourselves behind.

Variety

Variety

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I’d hazard to say it’s one of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen: macabre, of course — how could it be otherwise, given the premise? — but remarkably captivating and unexpectedly poetic in the process.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A meditation on fractured identity, heightened by the hand’s poignant hope for reconciliation. Director/co-writer Clapin sensitively combines melancholy with an ultimately life-affirming message.

5.0
Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

On one hand, the bog-standard love story amuses but never resonates. Fortunately, the other hand fights rats, dodges traffic, and does all sorts of insane things you’ve never witnessed in a film.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

At once creepy and melancholic, I Lost My Body employs its unlikely horror scenario to channel something deeper and darker, going beyond the mere sensational to arrive at the personal.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

If it’s slightly hampered by a generic love story and pie-in-the-sky teenage pontificating, I Lost My Body should still rank among the year’s most original and peculiar films. Hands down.

3.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Anyone who’s willing to meet this movie on its own terms and roll with the dream logic it requires will be rewarded with a resonantly cathartic saga about the struggle to find beauty in a world that forces us to leave parts of ourselves behind.

Variety

Variety

press

I’d hazard to say it’s one of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen: macabre, of course — how could it be otherwise, given the premise? — but remarkably captivating and unexpectedly poetic in the process.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A meditation on fractured identity, heightened by the hand’s poignant hope for reconciliation. Director/co-writer Clapin sensitively combines melancholy with an ultimately life-affirming message.

5.0

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