My Octopus Teacher (2020)

My Octopus Teacher (2020)
8.6
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2020 ()
  • Running time: 85 min
  • Original Title: My Octopus Teacher
  • Voted: 2410

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

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  • Love by 9

    A truly touching story of two species connecting on a level that is unknown to most. Animals are the greatest teachers out there, and what a blessing it is to connect with such an extraordinary creature. This just goes to show no matter how unlikely the connection, love can exist in any form.

  • Captivating story. by 10

    Loved everything about this amazing documentary.The manner in which the story unfolds keep you needing to see and learn more about this amazing creature and its relationship with the filmmaker.

    Brilliant !!

  • Excellent, Empathetic, and Incredible Cinematography by 9

    There's not much to say about this documentary type movie. It show cases an animal that's one of the most intelligent creatures we know and interacting with it, in its own environment. I was pretty shocked by how much personality the octopus showed, and intelligence. It gives you such a large level of empathy and love for a creature that's so alien looking compared to a regular pet (a dog or a cat).

    Definitely needed this in 2020. Would recommend this for anyone that enjoys the sea, or really, anyone.

  • You are part of it, not just a visitor by 8

    This is the second documentary I have watched on the Octopus, but this one is more personal. We don't get to know the context except that human protagonist has gone through a period of crisis and goes back to one of his childhood occupations--underwater exploration. He doesn't set out to study the octopus, but is surprised by one in particular and in over a period of several days earns its trust. He learns something everyday right up to the end (and beyond). My title comes from the protagonist, Craig Foster who originally saw himself as visitor, but came to realize we all are part of nature. Beautiful and I mean beautiful cinematography and moodily appropriate music.

  • Amazing by 9

    Takes you and Nature Documentaries to a Whole New Level

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1Pippa Ehrlichdirector
2James Reeddirector