Two people explore the outdoors on a nature walk when it begins to rain. In their race to stay dry, they discover that they have a lot in common with the forest creatures around them… and they get a bit of help from them, too. Animation director Rosalie Benevello created the piece as a first year short at La Poudrière film school in Bourg lès Valence, France.

The title Symbiose is French for symbiosis:

Symbiosis (from Greek συμβίωσις “living together”, from σύν “together” and βίωσις “living”) is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different species, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic. In 1879, Heinrich Anton de Bary defined it as “the living together of unlike organisms.”

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