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

  • Diatoms

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1968 • France

    Diatoms are explored through microscopic footage while their purpose and uses are explained.

  • Pigeons in the Square

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1982 • France

    An enthusiastic man sits on a park bench and explains the behaviors and rituals of pigeons.

  • The Octopus

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1927 • France

    From 1927 to 1928, Jean Painlevé made his first three films aimed at the general public. Shown in 'ciné-clubs' and avant-garde movie theaters of Paris, these films were written and edited to entertain as well as educate. THE OCTOPUS, one of these educati...