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The Sea Horse

L'hippocampe ou “cheval marin”

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Directed by Jean Painlevé
France, 1934
Documentary, Short, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

This short film explores the unusual reproductive cycle of seahorses, where the female gives the male eggs for both fertilisation and birth. The film is replete with scientific detail: Jean Painlevé’s narration guides our attention, and even reveals the drumming heartbeat of a newborn seahorse.

Synopsis

This short film explores the unusual reproductive cycle of seahorses, where the female gives the male eggs for both fertilisation and birth. The film is replete with scientific detail: Jean Painlevé’s narration guides our attention, and even reveals the drumming heartbeat of a newborn seahorse.

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The Sea HorseDirected byJean Painlevé

Awards & Festivals

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Images Festival
2012

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