LES AMOURS DE LA PIEUVRE

by Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon
THE LOVE LIFE OF THE OCTOPUS

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 1965

Length: 13'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

The octopus, one of the most mysterious sea creatures. Laying their eggs only once a year, the way they move, breathe, feed, and hide between the rocks. And their fascinating love life. [mp]

Director

Jean Painlevé

Jean  Painlevé

Jean Painlevé (France, 1902-1989), after studying biology, joined the avant-garde art and film movements of the 1920s and 1930s, developing innovative photographic techniques to take pictures of underwater creatures. In 1934, he made L’hippocampe, ou cheval marin (1934), the first film ever to be shot underwater. He founded and directed the Institut du cinéma scientifique. Between 1925 and 1982, he made over two hundred movies, most of which with his partner Geneviéve and his collaborators Maurice Jaubert, Pierre Henry and François de Roubaix.

Filmography:
Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon:
Les danseuses de la mer (cm, 1960), Comment naissent des méduses (cm, 1960), La crevette et son bopyre (cm, 1961), La crevette (cm, 1963), Histoires de crevettes (cm, 1964), Les amours de la pieuvre (cm, 1967), Les tarets (cm, 1969), Les textures nématiques et cholesteriques de cristaux liquides (cm, 1971), Hémioniscus Balani (cm, 1972), Energie et dynamique des photons (cm, 1972), Diatomées (cm, 1974), Exuviation copulation hybridation chez les homards (cm, 1975), Acéra ou le bal des sorcières (cm, 1978).

Geneviève Hamon

Geneviève  Hamon

Geneviève Hamon (France, 1905-1989) is Jean Painlevé’s partner and collaborator. She started being credited as his codirector in the 1960s, even though she had been participating in his productions since the 1920s, setting up the underwater scenes, taking care of the animals, doing camera work and documentation. Beside her work in filmmaking, she was also a graphic artist in advertisement, fashion, and visual arts.

Filmography:
Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon:
Les danseuses de la mer (cm, 1960), Comment naissent des méduses (cm, 1960), La crevette et son bopyre (cm, 1961), La crevette (cm, 1963), Histoires de crevettes (cm, 1964), Les amours de la pieuvre (cm, 1967), Les tarets (cm, 1969), Les textures nématiques et cholesteriques de cristaux liquides (cm, 1971), Hémioniscus Balani (cm, 1972), Energie et dynamique des photons (cm, 1972), Diatomées (cm, 1974), Exuviation copulation hybridation chez les homards (cm, 1975), Acéra ou le bal des sorcières (cm, 1978).

Cast and Credits

regia, fotografia, montaggio/directors, cinematography, film editing
Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon
musica/music
Pierre Henry
voce narrante/narrator
Roger Clairval
produttori/producers
Bianca Balbuena, Hazel Orencio
produzione/production
Ten17P, Epicmedia, Sine, Olivia Pilipinas
coproduttori/coproducers
Jeremy Chua, Fran Borgia
coproduzione/coproduction
Potokol, Akanga Film Asia



contatti/contacts
Les documents cinématographiques
Archives Jean Painlevé
Marie Jager
mjager@lesdocs.com

Director statement

“The octopus was the subject of my first public film in 1927, a black-and-white documentary filmed in Port Blanc, where I was staying with my friends the Hamons. One of their daughters, Geneviève, became my indispensable collaborator. Around 1958, we began another film, in color, The Love Life of the Octopus, at the Arago Laboratory in Banyuls, in the Eastern Pyrenees. The project lasted ten years, since August was the only month of the year during which one could monitor the laying and development of the eggs.” (Jean Painlevé)

Synopsis Learn more

The octopus, one of the most mysterious sea creatures. Laying their eggs only once a year, the way they move, breathe, feed, and hide between the rocks. And their fascinating love life. [mp]

Director All about direction

Jean Painlevé

Jean  Painlevé

Jean Painlevé (France, 1902-1989), after studying biology, joined the avant-garde art and film movements of the 1920s and 1930s, developing innovative photographic techniques to take pictures of underwater creatures. In 1934, he made L’hippocampe, ou cheval marin (1934), the first film ever to be shot underwater. He founded and directed the Institut du cinéma scientifique. Between 1925 and 1982, he made over two hundred movies, most of which with his partner Geneviéve and his collaborators Maurice Jaubert, Pierre Henry and François de Roubaix.

Filmography:
Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon:
Les danseuses de la mer (cm, 1960), Comment naissent des méduses (cm, 1960), La crevette et son bopyre (cm, 1961), La crevette (cm, 1963), Histoires de crevettes (cm, 1964), Les amours de la pieuvre (cm, 1967), Les tarets (cm, 1969), Les textures nématiques et cholesteriques de cristaux liquides (cm, 1971), Hémioniscus Balani (cm, 1972), Energie et dynamique des photons (cm, 1972), Diatomées (cm, 1974), Exuviation copulation hybridation chez les homards (cm, 1975), Acéra ou le bal des sorcières (cm, 1978).

Geneviève Hamon

Geneviève  Hamon

Geneviève Hamon (France, 1905-1989) is Jean Painlevé’s partner and collaborator. She started being credited as his codirector in the 1960s, even though she had been participating in his productions since the 1920s, setting up the underwater scenes, taking care of the animals, doing camera work and documentation. Beside her work in filmmaking, she was also a graphic artist in advertisement, fashion, and visual arts.

Filmography:
Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon:
Les danseuses de la mer (cm, 1960), Comment naissent des méduses (cm, 1960), La crevette et son bopyre (cm, 1961), La crevette (cm, 1963), Histoires de crevettes (cm, 1964), Les amours de la pieuvre (cm, 1967), Les tarets (cm, 1969), Les textures nématiques et cholesteriques de cristaux liquides (cm, 1971), Hémioniscus Balani (cm, 1972), Energie et dynamique des photons (cm, 1972), Diatomées (cm, 1974), Exuviation copulation hybridation chez les homards (cm, 1975), Acéra ou le bal des sorcières (cm, 1978).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, fotografia, montaggio/directors, cinematography, film editing
Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon
musica/music
Pierre Henry
voce narrante/narrator
Roger Clairval
produttori/producers
Bianca Balbuena, Hazel Orencio
produzione/production
Ten17P, Epicmedia, Sine, Olivia Pilipinas
coproduttori/coproducers
Jeremy Chua, Fran Borgia
coproduzione/coproduction
Potokol, Akanga Film Asia



contatti/contacts
Les documents cinématographiques
Archives Jean Painlevé
Marie Jager
mjager@lesdocs.com

Director statement Read more

“The octopus was the subject of my first public film in 1927, a black-and-white documentary filmed in Port Blanc, where I was staying with my friends the Hamons. One of their daughters, Geneviève, became my indispensable collaborator. Around 1958, we began another film, in color, The Love Life of the Octopus, at the Arago Laboratory in Banyuls, in the Eastern Pyrenees. The project lasted ten years, since August was the only month of the year during which one could monitor the laying and development of the eggs.” (Jean Painlevé)