Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith

Directed by Stuart A. Staples
  • UK
  • 55 mins
  • 2016
  • English

This meditative, immersive film is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith. Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature’s secrets in action. Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that combines Smith’s original footage with a new contemporary score by Tindersticks to create a hypnotic, alien yet familiar dreamscape.

Tindersticks singer Stuart Staples creates a haunting, hypnotic score to match the incredible microscopic worlds filmed by Smith in the 1920s Truly unique.

Gráinne Humpreys, Festival Director

Filmmaker in Attendance

Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve will attend this screening.