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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.
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.
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.