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July 11 7:00 pm
One event on July 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Feature Narrative / 2021 / France / 59 min / Directed by Maxence Vassilyevitch
Radiation from the sun has forced people into shelters during the day, escaping certain death.
But what is happening to humanity, and what possibilities are there in this strange post-apocalyptic world?
In this space, a disparate band of individuals are thrust together to survive the heat of the day in claustrophobic bunkers where they must suffer each other’s anxieties, desires and growing fears in increasingly tense situations.
With character interplay that ratchets itself up with each passing scene, this low-budget marvel is everything you want to see in independent cinema. It’s a marvel actually and an outstanding example of how imagination can triumph over budget.
Beautifully shot, Planet X offers a hallucinatory-dream-like world, like After Blue (also screening at this year’s festival), science fiction is here defined through a stunning, luminescent aesthetic, a dreamlike reality where every molecule has transformed into something new.