Science Is Fiction: 23 Films By Jean Painleve (Criterion Collection)
Jean Painlev was a film director, critic, theorist, and animator, yet his interests and studies also extended to mathematics, medicine, and zoology. Painlev forged his own unique cinematic path, creating countless short films for both the viewing public and the scientific community. Surreal, otherworldly documents of marine life, these films transformed sea horses, octopi, and mollusks into delicate dancers in their own floating ballets. This anthology features twenty-three of Painlev's shorts in their original form, as well as Yo La Tengo's ninety-minute original score the Sounds of Science, written in 2001 to accompany eight of the director's films. Director Jean Painleve Special Features: 3-Disc Set Region [unknown] Multi Disc Set Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono - French Subtitles English Runtime: 313 Minutes.