Directed by Claude Nuridsany. France. 1996. 4+. 75 minutes. Miramax. blu ray.
Sat., April 22, 2017
“Bugs! Those are the stars of this enthralling French nature production which takes an extremely close-up look at what lurks in the woods behind your house. But rather than going for a Life on Earth-style narrated documentary which explains the sex life of snails, Microcosmos simply shows it, with amplified sound effects and minimal musical accompaniment. The result is truly mesmerizing. The camera work and patience put into the miniscule production are herculean in scale and the films is appropriate for all ages even though, yes, you do get to see that snail sex, very close up and personal.” (TLA Film & Video Guide)
In French with English subtitles for the very minimal narration.