La Planète Sauvage
Year: 1973Duration: 72Language: French with English subtitles
Grand Prix winner at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival
A gloriously psychedelic epic reminiscent of early Yayoi Kusama, Fantastic Planet is a manic observation of cyclical oppression and struggle through the lives of humanoid creatures in a distant world - where the lines between sci-fi, fantasy and horror are blurred and where nothing yet everything makes sense.
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.