I Lost My Body
aka J'ai perdu mon corps
First screened in January 2020
Director: Jérémy Clapin. Voice Cast: Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao, Bellamine Abdelmalek, Hichem Mesbah, Myriam Loucif, Alfonso Arfi, Maud Le Guenedal, Nicole Favart, Quentin Baillot. Screenplay: Jérémy Clapin and Guillaume Laurant (based on the graphic novel Happy Hand by Guillaume Laurant).

Twitter Capsule: It's not Ice Age 9. Great! But is there a movie here? Script, look are pretty messy. Self-pity masked as poignancy.

VOR:   The severed-hand premise is distinctive, as is the building thesis about diaspora as permanent self-divorce. But a lot here is shaky and stale.

Photo © 2019 Netflix/Xilam/Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Animated Feature

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Animated Feature
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Original Score (Dan Levy); Best Animation
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Animated Feature
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Animated Feature; Best Music

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