Microcosmos

1996, Movie, G, 77 mins

Microcosmos
The miracle of microphotography brings nature at its buggiest to the big screen. Snail sex. Mosquito Kabuki dancing. Ladybug frolics. Ants at the watering hole. A caterpillar death march. The victory of one small beetle over a twig and a ball of dung. Though they keep voice-over narration to a minimum, French filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou don't exactly avoid the trap of anthropomorphization: you can't help but imagine those snails are caressing one another when their slimy coitus is enacted to the accompaniment of an operatic aria. But never mind — the spectacle is absolutely enthralling, and even a bit frightening. Buzzing bees recall helicopt...
Released: 1996 Rated: G Length: 77 mins

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