Microcosmos (film)  

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Microcosmos (original title Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe — Microcosmos: The grass people) is a 1996 documentary film by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou and produced by Jacques Perrin. This film is primarily a record of detailed insect interactions set to the music of Bruno Coulais.

The film was screened out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

[The film] 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. [1]

List of scenes

Originary of the Lévézou, in the center of the Aveyron, the "actors" of the film are, in order of appearance:

Reception

The film holds a 97% rating on critical aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards and nominations

  • César Awards (France)
    • Won: Best Cinematography (Thierry Machado, Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou and Hugues Ryffel)
    • Won: Best Editing (Florence Ricard and Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte)
    • Won: Best Music (Bruno Coulais)
    • Won: Best Producer (Jacques Perrin)
    • Won: Best Sound (Philippe Barbeau and Bernard Leroux)
    • Nominated: Best Film
    • Nominated: Best First Work (Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou)
    • Nominated: Best Sound (Laurent Quaglio)

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