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The Love Life of the Octopus

Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé, Season 1, Episode 6 – 14m

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  • Shrimp Stories

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1964 • France

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

  • Acera, or The Witches' Dance

    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.

  • The Vampire

    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.