3.5

My Octopus Teacher

Documentary


 

In a South African kelp forest, a man befriends an octopus and documents her life over many months.

The filmmaker free-dives without a tank and despite the water temperature does not wear a wetsuit. He delivers a wondrous glimpse into the strange exotic world underneath the ocean that's more mysterious than a science fiction landscape. The camera work is stunning. The narration is annoying, as the speaker describes a love story between himself and the octopus but talks as if there's a silent, invisible interviewer and we're left wondering as to who is he actually speaking. Octopussy's garden.

Anne Murphy

Online Release 4th September 2020
Netflix 85 mins