Film & Movies

Fantastic Planet (1973)

Jan 14, 2024 - Jan 18, 2024
Harris Theater
809 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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.

Directed by René Laloux

1973 | France, Czechoslovakia | English language | 35mm

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