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

  • Freshwater Assassins

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1947 • France

    The academic and the fantastic merge in Jean Painlevé’s educational film about the food chain in a freshwater pond.

  • Sea Ballerinas

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1956 • France

    Colorful underwater photography highlights this educational film about starfish.

  • Diatoms

    Directed by Jean Painlevé • 1968 • France

    Diatoms are explored through microscopic footage while their purpose and uses are explained.