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Michael Brooke

Michael Brooke is a freelance writer and multimedia producer specializing in British and central/eastern European cinema. A regular contributor to Sight & Sound, he has also produced acclaimed DVD and Blu-ray editions of the work of Walerian Borowczyk, the Quay Brothers, and Jan Švankmajer for various UK-based video labels.

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Fantastic Planet: Gambous Amalga

Animated in Czechoslovakia amid a Soviet invasion, the French film Fantastic Planet, the third collaboration between René Laloux and Roland Topor, timelessly renders its surreal sci-fi story of captivity and resistance.

By Michael Brooke