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04 August 2009

Microcosmos

directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou

Directors Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou’s astonishing view into the world beneath our feet is as beautiful as it is bizarre. Ants that harvest, protect and care for fleas on plants who, in return provide the ants with precious sugar. Even some romantic snails get their groove on in front of the camera (sexy). Not to be confused with the totally amazing, totally worth watching BBC series Life in the Undergrowth (which, in many ways, is just as remarkable and just as elegant), Microcosmos provides no narration, no overarching narrative other than simply to show you what it’s like down there. The end sequence of a mosquito emerging victoriously from his underground hatchery is as epic and terrible as anything you’d see in a Kubrick film.

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