MICROCOSMOS is a film for the whole family, with a unique ability to reawaken the child in all of us. Helping us down to our knees, pushing our fingers back into the soil, through the grass and into the bark of the trees. Allowing us to lie down and look up at the leaves and spend some quality time down here on the ground, where a bustling life and overwhelming number of exciting little dramas are unfolding, if we pay close attention..
Already one of film history's central classics, without any narration or information but with all of cinema's audiovisual capacity, directors Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennouog have created a detailed journey, the likes of which (at least in 1996) no one had ever seen before. They spent three years just building the optics that allowed them to get this close and vivid, and with a poetic and meditative hand they have created a film that forces us to look and study, to be fascinated and admire, what our alien-like world inhabits of critters and oddities.
Don't miss the excerpt of MICROCOSMOS with Live Narration by Hazel Barstow (tickets here)