|11:15 PM - SAT 1/13||CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA||Rush Line|
Special Anniversary Presentation
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|
|Countries of Production||France-Czech Republic|
|Year of Presentation||1973|
|Language(s)||French with English subtitles|
|Premiere Status||Special Anniversary Presentation|
|Principal Cast||Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart, Jean Valmont|
Winner of the Special Award at the Cannes Film Festival