Microcosmos


1h 17m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Meet the Beetles! "Microcosmos" stars ants, bees, ladybugs, butterflies, beetles, amorous snails and a world of other insects that often escapes your consciousness. Involving 15 years of research, 2 years of equipment design and 3 years of shooting, "Microcosmos" is a cinematic feat offering otherwo

Film Details

Also Known As
Mikrokosmos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
CINEPIX FILM PROPERTIES PRODUCTIONS (CFP)/MIRAMAX ZOE

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m

Synopsis

Meet the Beetles! "Microcosmos" stars ants, bees, ladybugs, butterflies, beetles, amorous snails and a world of other insects that often escapes your consciousness. Involving 15 years of research, 2 years of equipment design and 3 years of shooting, "Microcosmos" is a cinematic feat offering otherworldly cinematography and mesmerizing sensibilities that restores your sense of wonder. Through humor, romance, chivalry, drama and a unique look at entomological eroticism, "Microcosmos" demonstrates an anthropological metaphor for human evolution.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mikrokosmos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
CINEPIX FILM PROPERTIES PRODUCTIONS (CFP)/MIRAMAX ZOE

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of 1996 Cesar Awards for Best Editing and Best Cinematography. Also nominated for Best Picture.

Winner of the Technical Grand Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States October 9, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 8, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 22, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 27, 1996

Released in United States on Video May 3, 2005

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States June 2010

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1996.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.

Shown at Wellington Film Festival in New Zealand July 16 - August 2, 1997.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (Free Outdoor Screening) June 21-27, 2010.

Released in United States October 9, 1996 (New York City)

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 25, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 1, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 8, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 22, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 27, 1996

Released in United States on Video May 3, 2005

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 30 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Wellington Film Festival in New Zealand July 16 - August 2, 1997.)

Released in United States June 2010 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (Free Outdoor Screening) June 21-27, 2010. )