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Special Anniversary Presentation

Fantastic Planet

Directed by René Laloux

France-Czech Republic | 72 minutes | 1973

French with English subtitles

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux and Polish Jewish writer/illustrator Roland Topor’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically-minded and visually inventive work of science fiction that 45 years later astonishingly still reflects the horrors of the Holocaust, dictatorship, and conformity. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 classic is a enduringly compelling statement against conformism and violence.

Co-presented with the Coral Gables Art Cinema as part of the After Hours program, an ongoing weekly late-night film series.

This special event will feature a live score performance by Mystvries from the Bribery Corporation and a newly restored presentation of the film in 4K DCP.

Foreign Title La Planète Sauvage
Director René Laloux
Countries of Production France-Czech Republic
Year of Presentation 1973
Language(s) French with English subtitles
Premiere Status Special Anniversary Presentation
Runtime 72 minutes
Principal Cast Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart, Jean Valmont

Winner of the Special Award at the Cannes Film Festival

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