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Acera, or The Witches' Dance

Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé, Season 1, Episode 8 – 13m

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    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1945 • France

    Jean Painlevé's short THE VAMPIRE draws the connection between the movie monsters of the same name and the South American vampire bat. The animal's gruesome feeding habits are on full display.

  • Freshwater Assassins

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1947 • France

    The academic and the fantastic merge in Jean Painlevé's educational film about the food chain in a freshwater pond.

  • Sea Ballerinas

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1956 • France

    Colorful underwater photography highlights this educational film about starfish.