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Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1972 • France
The lives of miniscule mollusks are intimately captured as they wallow in mud, mate and give birth. Director Jean Painlevé sublimely sets their dance like movements to music.
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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.
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.
Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1956 • France
Colorful underwater photography highlights this educational film about starfish.