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

  • The Love Life of the Octopus

    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.

  • 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.