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Microcosmos

Alternative title
Microcosmos: Le Peuple en Herbe
Synopsis
Uses cinemicrography, flying cameras and time-lapse cinematography to present a insect’s-eye view of the wildlife found in a meadow in southern France in summertime. Shows a bee gathering pollen; a climbing caterpillar; a swallow-tail butterfly; ladybirds copulating; a tiger-striped spider wrapping grasshoppers in its sticky tissue; stag beetles fighting on a blade of grass; a dung beetle moving a ball of earth uphill; raindrops falling on an ant colony.
The narration is spoken by Kristin Scott-Thomas. Extra features for the 2008 DVD Special Edition include ‘The World of Microcosmos’, ‘The Making of Microcosmos’ and ‘The Story of 5 Cesa
Language
English
Country
France
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1996
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
insects; microbiology; time-lapse photography

Credits

Director
Claude Nuridsany; Marie Pérennou
Writer
Claude Nuridsany; Marie Pérennou

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
72 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/help-faq/film-bookings External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Pathe Distribution

Phone
020 7323 5151
Fax
020 7631 3568
Address
Kent House
Market Place
London
W1N 8AR
 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
A UK DVD distributor of celebrated classics and cult cinema from around the world, as well as some television titles. Sale via retail outlets.

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