La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic planet)

On a distant planet ruled by blue giants, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

Fantastic Planet (French: La Planète sauvage) is an experimental animated sci-fi film from the year 1973 for adults, directed by René Laloux, written by Laloux and Roland Topor, and animated by Jiří Trnka. The film was an international co-production between companies from France and Czechoslovakia. René Laloux was born in Paris in 1929 and studied painting at an art school.

After some time in advertising, he worked at a psychiatric institution, where he began experimenting with trainees in animation. In 1964 he became a professional director and in 1965 he made his most famous short film “Les escargots”. In the late 1960s, his artwork gained an international reputation. Rene’s imagination continues to attract fans of science fiction and animated film around the world.

Movie recommended by Ondrej Rudavský

Ondrej Rudavsky is a Slovak director, animator, photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, painter, jeweler, sculptor, and costume designer. In 1986 he emigrated to the USA, where after 13 years in Washington and New York he moved to Los Angeles, from where he subsequently returned to Slovakia. He works with many media: film, animation, painting, photography, video installation, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, music and illustration.

In all of his artwork, you can feel his originality, with which he creates spaces full of hypnotic, dreamy, and surreal worlds. Rudavsky’s works have been presented in many world galleries, museums, and film festivals. The most successful are: the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Bronx Museum of Arts in New York, XLVII La Biennale di Venezia in Italy and many more. His animated music videos for Los Lobos, Dead Can Dance and Moby have won MTV Awards, Golden Eagle Awards, Monitor Awards, and Grammy nominations.

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