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Miami Premiere Engagement of the new 4K restoration! FANTASTIC PLANET by Rene Laloux & Roland Topor

  • 25 Sep 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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SUN, SEPT 25, 5:30p:

Miami Premiere Engagement

of the new 4K restoration!


(La Planete Sauvage)


France/1973/1h, 12mins.

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. 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 by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence. (In French with English subtitles).

This is an animated film appropriate for adults and mature children,

with topics such as racism, intolerance, and sexual reproduction.

WINNER: Special Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival

“Roland Topor's graphics create a world reminiscent of two of the greatest artists of the fantastic, Bosch and Odilon Redon.”-Time Out

“A THERMIN-TONED TIME CAPSULE FROM THE TRIPPIER PRECINCTS OF TOONTOWN AND SCIENCE FICTION…Fantastic Planet is fairly transparent in its allusions to the bureaucratic horrors unfolding behind the Iron Curtain in 1973, but credit Laloux and his team for a vision that's outlasted the particular conditions that informed it.”-Village Voice

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