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The Planets

USA, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Experimental)

Director: Francesca Talenti

A visually explosive journey through the nine planets of our solar system, The Planets combines painterly effects and an intimate breathy soundtrack with an intermittent computerised voiceover.

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