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Directed by René Laloux

France 1973 72 mins.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Fantastic Planet is a sci-fi parable involving a race of humans known as “Oms” and the much larger, blue-skinned Traags who keep them as pets. The relationship between owner and pet comes into question when an Om discovers the peaceful relation between them is soon to be disturbed. Using a unique cutout animation style and co-written by Laloux and the French surrealist artist Roland Topor, Fantastic Planet is a cult classic with a reputation that has only grown with time.