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Fantastic Planet


Rene Laloux’s collaboration with designer Roland Torpor culminated with this allegorical tale, set on a savage planet peopled by Hieronymous Bosch-inspired creatures and two different races of humanoids: the the giant blue-skinned Draags and the much smaller human-like Oms. The Draags are spiritually and technologically advanced, but their treatment of the “primitive” Oms demonstrates that there is a blind spot in their humanity. The film won the special jury prize at Cannes in 1973 and remains one of the finest examples of European auteur animation ever created. Soundtrack by Alain Gorageur. (1973, 72m)