Microcosmos (1996)
Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe (original title)

Documentary
Year/length: 1996/80’

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
Writers: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Language: French
Subtitles: Greek

A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. It includes bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, snails mating, spiders wrapping their catch, a scarab beetle relentlessly pushing its ball of dung uphill, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, and a mosquito hatching. Written by Will Gilbert