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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.
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Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1964 • France
After a quick comic introduction, SHRIMP STORIES takes a detailed look at the lives of shrimp.
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.
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.