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

  • Sea Urchins

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1954 • France

    Jean Painlevé delivers an intimate (and microscopic) view of sea urchins.

  • Daphnia

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1928 • 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. DAPHNIA, one of these educational...

  • The Stickleback’s Egg

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1925 • France

    Jean Painlevé made numerous research films, strictly with the scientific and university communities in mind. THE STICKLEBACK’S EGG, an educational short about fish egg fertilization, is presented here in its original silent version. (Presented without sc...