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

  • How Some Jellyfish Are Born

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1960 • France

    Through a combination of underwater, time-lapse, and microscopic photography, Jean Painlevé creates a beautiful study of the reproduction cycle of jellyfish.

  • Liquid Crystals

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1978 • France

    A semi-psychedelic collection of different liquids crystalizing under a microscope.

  • 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.