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3.6
969 Ratings

The Astronauts

Les astronautes

France, 1959
Avant-Garde, Sci-Fi, Short

Synopsis

The animated story of an inventor who builds a homemade spacecraft and uses it to have various adventures, including peeping at women, visiting ‘human’ planets, and becoming involved in intergalatic warfare.

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The Astronauts Directed by Walerian Borowczyk, Chris Marker

Critics reviews

To go back to Méliès is to return cinema to artifice and fantasy, departing from the terrestrial concerns of the various postwar European realist movements. . . Boro would realise directly his vision of a return to the cinema epitomised by the French fantasist. While the monumental struggles of the space race would highlight the vastness of space, Boro’s vision (like Méliès’) brings heaven and earth closer. The empyrean world can almost be touched from the roof of your chateau.
June 02, 2016
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