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La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) (PG) + short film Les escargots

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A still from: La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet)

This visually stunning French animated fantasy film centres around the struggles between humans and a series of extra-terrestrial creatures, which populate the beautifully illustrated titular planet.

It showcases the wildly imaginative, wonderfully detailed work to the celebrated animator René Laloux, supported with a haunting score made up of psychedelic jazz-funk courtesy of composer and frequent Serge Gainsbourg collaborator Alain Goraguer.

Laloux is a fascinating figure within animation, crafting a number of ecologically themed feature films and shorts in a career spanning 40 years, and adopting a variety of visual approaches, as budgets increased and technology developed, yet retaining a flourish for depicting other worldly landscapes populated by strange phallic creatures across wild, brightly coloured planets.

+ Les escargots 
A beautifully crafted fable centring on a farmer trying to fertilise his crops and the dramatic consequences of his unconventional methods! Screening before the main feature. 

France 1973 Dir René Laloux 73 min
France 1965 Dir René Laloux 11 min

 

£14.40

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Event information

Information might change closer to the events taking place, so it’s worth double checking nearer the time, and we’ll be in touch with the most important information before your screening. 

Coming to the screening 
It’s first come, first served with seating – you can claim your seats up to an hour before the screening. Seat pads are available, although you're welcome to bring your own if you prefer to, or to be extra comfy.
 
You’ll be given a pair of headphones to listen to the film through; there won’t be any speakers outside. You’ll collect these on arrival and hand them in on the way back. 

We can’t provide blankets, but we advise you to bring one along, as well as a jacket or coat and anything else you’d like to have with you after sundown, as it’ll get chilly.
 
Please don’t bring large bags or lots of stuff with you, as there’s no cloakroom available.
 
Come in up to 15 minutes after the advertised start time. Staff members are there to help you find an available seat. If you arrive late, you’ll be missing the film – we’re punctual!

You’re free to take pictures of the screening area until the film begins, but after that, please don’t take photo or video once the film has started - the same piracy rules apply as they would for an indoor cinema. Also, please respect the privacy of our residents and your fellow audience members. 

Food and drink
Food and drink is available to purchase on site; stay tuned for more information. 

Access
Outdoor Cinema is wheelchair accessible: there is a ramp leading to the screening area. Please let us know in advance if you need assistance by emailing us at [email protected]
Assistance dogs are welcomed (but no pets, sorry!)

If there’s rain 
We’re at the mercy of the British summer. If the forecast looks like rain, we recommend you bring waterproof clothing. We’d ask you not to bring umbrellas though, so the person behind can still enjoy the film. 
We’ll cancel and refund if the weather is deemed to be extreme or unsafe. If that happens, you’ll receive an email from us. 

Finding the Sculpture Court
Just arrive through our main entrance and the Sculpture Court is up on level 3, just outside the Art Gallery. If you’re unfamiliar with our venue, don’t worry – we’ll provide directions on how to get here nearer the time. 

Finally, we’d ask you to remember that the Outdoor Cinema is in a residential area, so we’d kindly ask you to be as quiet as possible when you’re leaving. 

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