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Up Next in Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé

  • The Sea Horse

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1933 • France

    Jean Painlevé’s classic underwater short THE SEA HORSE uses dreamlike imagery to detail the lives of the titular upright-swimming creatures.

  • The Love Life of the Octopus

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1967 • France

    The mating rituals and reproductive cycle of the octopus are the subject of this short documentary by Jean Painlevé.

  • Shrimp Stories

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1964 • France

    After a quick comic introduction, SHRIMP STORIES takes a detailed look at the lives of shrimp.