A cautionary tale on utopia, tyranny and self-destruction, wrapped in a pulsating animated universe of otherworldly flora and fauna. 


Gandahar is a place of beauty and quiet, the result of mutation and genetic experimentation. When a mysterious evil force invades the peaceful community, the Council of Women sends Sylvain on a mission to destroy the invaders. Far from home, Sylvain discovers another result of genetic manipulation. 


René Laloux is best known for his Planète Sauvage from 1971, but his third and final animation film deserves the same recognition. The recent 4K restoration shows all bizarre details in razor sharp colour and the pastel colour palette glows like never before. His world may contain fantastic creatures and exotically sensual landscapes, the themes and issues he raises are all too recognizable. At first, the Gandahar society looks happy and peaceful. But Sylvain’s journey reveals that this happiness has come at a big cost. A cautionary tale on utopia, tyranny and self-destruction, wrapped in a pulsating universe of otherworldly flora and fauna. 

78 minuten
Frankrijk
2021
Frans
(English ondertiteld)
René Laloux