Classic Film: Fantastic Planet
01/01/0001, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members & students with valid i.d./Free with VIP Film Pass map
Set in the distant
future on a planet ruled by blue giants, Oms are the human beings who live
either as pets or fugitives. When a full-scale rebellion is launched, the
entire Om species is under attack. Director Rene Laloux adapted Fantastic Planet from
Oms en Série, a novel written
by French sci-fi author Stefan Wul. Laloux studied painting in art school and
then dabbled in advertising before accepting a job at a psychiatric hospital where
he conducted painting classes and put on puppet shows. Laloux’s collaborators
include Moebius, Paul Grimalt, and surrealist author, animator and film
director Roland Topor, whose production design for Fantastic Planet include bizarre backgrounds, shape-shifting
elements, and strange creatures, such as a cackling predator which traps small
fluttering animals in its cage-like nose, shakes them to death and hurls them
to the ground. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Different Kind of Landscape: Maysey
Craddock and Erin Harmon, on view through November 10, this screening of Fantastic Planet will be introduced by
artist Erin Harmon, who cites it as a seminal influence on her work.
René Laloux | France | 1973 | 72 minutes
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