La Planète sauvage (The Savage Planet aka Fantastic Planet) 1973 M

6.00PM Fri 25 May 2018 (1hr 11mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Rene Laloux's mesmerising sci-fi animated feature is set in a distant world where tiny humans, or Oms, are kept as pets by large alien creatures, the Draags. Soon, one Om absconds with a Draag knowledge device, using the tool to foment a wild Om uprising against his captors. Inspired by the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in the late 1960s, Laloux's breathtaking vision immediately drew comparisons to Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Planet of the Apes. Today, the film can be seen to prefigure much of the work of Hayao Miyazaki due to its political and social concerns, epic imagination and ground breaking animation techniques.

CREDITS

35MM TRANSFERRED TO DCP, COLOUR, MONO, 72 MINUTES, FRANCE/CZECHOSLOVAKIA, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: RENÉ LALOUX / SCRIPT: ROLAND TOPOR, RENÉ LALOUX / BASED ON THE NOVEL OMS EN SERIES (1957) BY STEFAN WUL / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: BORIS BAROMYKIN, LUBOMIR REJTHAR / EDITORS: HÉLÈNE ARNAL, MARTA LÁTALOVÁ, DICK ELLIOTT, RICH HARRISON / GRAPHIC DESIGNER: ROLAND TOPOR / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL VIDEO

M | Animated violence and nudity