Microcosmos (film)

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Directed by Claude Nuridsany
Marie Pérennou
Produced by Christophe Barratier
Yvette Mallet
Jacques Perrin
Written by Claude Nuridsany
Marie Pérennou
Distributed by BAC Films (France)
Miramax Films (US)
Pathé (UK)
Release dates
  • October 1996 (1996-10)
Running time
80 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget €3.81 million

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. Set to the music of Bruno Coulais, this film is primarily a record of detailed interactions between insects and other small invertebrates.

The film was screened out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Scenes from the film were used in the music video for the single "You Don't Love Me (Like You Used to Do)" from The Philosopher Kings' album Famous, Rich and Beautiful.


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

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 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)


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Microcosmos". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 

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