HAUTEVILLE Productions, ARTE FRANCE
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
Here comes the Blob! More commonly known as slime-mold, this extraordinary one-billion-year-old organism challenges our worldview on living matter and is about to revolutionize the concept of brainless intelligence.
Blending science fiction, animation, the beauty of nature, humor and cutting-edge science, this is a quirky trip exploring this most surprising and mind-blowing organism. Neither animal, nor plant, nor fungi, the blob is one giant single cell whose amazing capacities are leading pioneer scientists to a very new world – that of brainless intelligence. Shot on 3 continents, the film is a scientific investigation shaped like a thriller, following top international experts from Europe, Japan and the US, through their major discoveries, and offering a mind-blowing experience into the very roots of cognition.
- Audience award at Pariscience (International Festival of the Scientific Film 2019)
- Silver award at the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2020.
- Student Jury Prize at the Festival Academia Film Olomouc 2020.
- Award for the best international film and Student Jury Prize at the ČZU Film Festival 2020.
- Silbersalz – Science & Media Festival 2019
- FIPADOC 2020 (national documentary category)
- Sci-Fi London 2020
- EURASF (Award, Best European Science film 2020)