I Lost My Body review – hand on heart, you’ll love this…

A disembodied hand searches for its former owner in this haunting French gem that signals the arrival of a major new talent in animation

While the Christmas box-office charts are likely to be dominated by Disney’s family-friendly sing-along sequel Frozen II, anyone looking for something more adventurous in animation should seek out this remarkable French gem, which gets a limited UK cinema release before coming to Netflixon 29 November.

A tale of broken hearts and body parts, it has been freely adapted from the book Happy Hand by Guillaume Laurant (who was Oscar-nominated for his script work on Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie), and became the first animated feature to take the top prize in the Critics’ Week section at Cannes, before scoring further significant wins in Sitges, Strasbourg, and at the Annecy international animated film festival. Nimbly entwining a tender love story with the macabre grip of a body-horror movie,
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