France/Czechoslovakia , 1973, 72 min, Dir. René Laloux, Rated PG, French with English subtitles
"Original, thoughtful, strong animation." – Howard Thompson, New York Times
"Roland Topor's graphics create a world reminiscent of two of the greatest artists of the fantastic, Bosch and Odilon Redon." – Time Out
Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux and Polish Jewish writer/illustrator Roland Topor’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically-minded and visually inventive work of science fiction that 45 years later astonishingly still reflects the horrors of the Holocaust, dictatorship, and conformity. 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 and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 classic is an enduringly compelling statement against conformism and violence.
Preceding the screening will be a special shorts block of contemporary films.
Featuring a live score performance by Mystvries from the Bribery Corporation.
This After Hours screening is presented in partnership with the 21st Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival, occurring January 11-25. See the full lineup of films premiering at Coral Gables Art Cinema here.
Tickets are SOLD OUT! A very limited number of extra seats will be available the night of the screening. Those tickets will not be released until close to 11:00 pm.
The best of international cinema returns to Miami when the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) takes over the city for its milestone 21st year, bringing more than 60 films from 20 countries, and hosting 50 filmmakers and special guests. The largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and the third largest Jewish film festival in the world, takes place this year over 13 days from January 11-25.
Tickets to MJFF screenings are available for purchase online or at the Gables Cinema box office.
General Admission – $13.00
Students & Seniors – $12.00 (with valid ID)
Gables Cinema Members & MJFF Members – $10.00