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Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe

Above, a stormy scene from the award-winning nature film Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe, directed by French biologists Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou.

One hour and fifteen minutes on an unknown planet: Earth, rediscovered on a scale of centimetres. The inhabitants are incredible creatures: insects and other animals living in the grass and in the water. The landscape: impenetrable forest, tufts of grass, drops of dew as big as balloons… A land where the animals walk on water, stroll with their head down and fall without fear from over a hundred times their height, slowed down only by the resistance of the air.

ladybug in the rain

In this world the hourglass of time moves faster: one hour equals one day, one day equals one season, one season equals one lifetime. This is a voyage from the inside, leading the spectator to the heart of the action, as though he/she was the size of an insect. In making the spectator forget their human condition – within the framework of film – he/she can better delve into this marvelous reality, normally inaccessible.

hiding in the rain
snail in the rain

Find the entire movie on Amazon

Then watch: Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See and Symbiose, a stop motion animation by Rosalie Benevello.

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