Far-Out Fantasies

Far-Out Fantasies

2 Episodes

One of the most sui generis artistic partnerships in cinema history, director René Laloux and writer-animator Roland Topor produced only a handful of works together, but each is a marvel of surrealist invention and psychedelic wonder. First, mutant snails run amok in the gloriously weird LES ESCARGOTS. Then, get transported to a most FANTASTIC PLANET in their sole feature, a head-trip science-fiction phantasmagoria that has taken its place as a midnight-movie classic thanks to its lysergic visuals and antiauthoritarian message.

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Far-Out Fantasies
  • Les escargots

    Episode 1

    Directed by René Laloux • 1966 • France

    FANTASTIC PLANET was not the first collaboration between writer-director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor. Presented here is a short film they made together in the mid-1960s: LES ESCARGOTS.

  • Fantastic Planet

    Episode 2

    Directed by René Laloux • 1973 • France

    Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux's animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the pla...