Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Precious Post Film Screening at the Bloor

"Fantastic Planet is playing at the Bloor Cinema tonight", I said to an open-minded film-school classmate and mate of mine. He said he would like to see the 1973 animated film, even though he had never heard of it until I told him it is a personal favourite.

The surreal picture worked its wonders that night in 1985.

After the house lights came back on my friend looked at me from the seat to my left side and said this: "Simon, I've seen better animation on Saturday morning cartoons."

I laughed.

My guess was he did not like the story, too. Fantastic Planet remains one of my favourite flicks, animated or otherwise.

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