Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Seomra Cinema: Microcosmos

Seomra Spraoi / Sunday 6th December / 7pm–9pm

There’ll be popcorn and heating 🙂


(France 1996, Dir Claude Nuridsany, 1hr 15min)

Microcosmos offers passionate kisses and kinky sex, swashbuckling duels and mass suicide, water bomb attacks and genocide, undercover operations and natural cooling systems. Nonetheless it’s suitable for children. Utilizing special macroscopic photographic techniques, filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou created this fascinating and visually spectacular look at the hidden worlds in the life cycle of an ordinary meadow in France. Insects become gigantic beasts, blades of grass turn into towering monuments, and raindrops form puddles that resemble vast oceans. The filmmakers find humor, drama, and beauty in the lives of these tiny flora and fauna as caterpillars transform themselves into butterflies, beetles struggle with their day’s foraging, and snails reproduce their species.