René Laloux’s exciting psychedelic animated film won the special jury prize at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and is considered a landmark in European Animation.
Nowadays, the film can be regarded as a precursor to Hayao Miyazaki’s important works for Studio Ghibli (PRINCESS MONONOKE, SPIRITED AWAY), thanks to its intense political and cultural overtones and its memorable animation techniques.
The film tells the story of Oms, a human sub-species whose members live as the domesticated pets of an alien blue giant race, called Draags. The story takes place on the planet Draggs Ygam, and we follow the narrator, an Om named Terr, from birth to adulthood, watching his struggle to avoid being enslaved. The surreal creatures, the music, the sound, and the weird landscapes will forever remain in your memory.
1973 | Animation
Director: René Laloux