Friday, May 1, 2015
Synopsis: The last surviving humans are taken from Earth to the planet Ygam by the Draags, a race of blue-skinned, red-eyed giants. Here they become known as oms, used as pets and servants or regarded as rodents. But little by little, led by a young man named Terr who is a born leader with superior intelligence, the oms regain their thirst for liberty and rise up against the Draags to affirm their humanity in the face of oppression. This deceptively simple story-line is vividly depicted by author Stephan Wul with fantastic detail and a stirring mythopoetic resonance. The film Fantastic Planet won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and remains a mind-bending entertaining touchstone of counterculture art.
Unfortunately the price leaves a lot of fans in the dust.