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Mussels in Love


2012, Belgium, Netherlands
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Directed by
Willemiek Kluijfhout
Produced by
© Trueworks - Associate Directors

MUSSELS IN LOVE is a feature-length documentary that reveals the life of the Zeeland mussel in an intimate, humorous way, with playful music and fascinating close-ups that turn the shell-fish into abstract art. We get to observe its complete life cycle: the mussel that loves, the mussel that holds on with all its might, and the mussel that is cast off by the storm. On its odyssey from seabed to restaurant plate, the mussel encounters passionate enthusiasts who - like itself - fall in love, struggle and overcome. Biologist Annelies introduces us to the sex life of mussels. Then she becomes pregnant – by one of her mussels students! Top chef Sergio Herman, after a love-hate relationship with the shellfish, now specialises in preparing it. Gynaecologist Jan uses the glue of mussels to save the lives of unborn babies. And then there's the local Zeeland phenomenon of the mussel princess.


Selected at Pariscience 2013
See the showing : Thursday 03rd October 2013 from 18h15 to 19h45