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Film: Fantastic Planet (La Planete Sauvage)
Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 3:00pm
On the far-off planet of Ygam, a tiny human-like race revolts against the giant blue aliens who enslave them. Set against a trippy acid-rock score, this French-Czech production's basic animation style is transformed into something wonderful by its organic landscapes and nightmarish creatures a fusion of Dalm, Hieronymous Bosch and Terry Gilliam that's truly surreal rather than plain weird. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1973, it's proof that Euro animation occasionally throws up an oddity to stem the flow from the US and Japan. Overall, the film feels magical, surreal and wonderful in a way not often seen from European animation.

---Empire Magazine

Fantastic Planet (La Planete Sauvage) (1973 Rene Laloux, French with English subtitles)
35mm Film
72 minutes
January 9th & January 10th at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm January 11th at 3:00 pm
5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

For more information:
PSU Film Committee