Caught by the River

Minute Bodies

18th May 2017

We’re pleased to share the news that Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith is now available to preorder in the shop, ahead of its release on dual-format DVD/Blu-ray on 12 June in association with the BFI.

This meditative, immersive film from Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith, who developed various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques in the early 20th century.

Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit of Smith’s original footage, accompanied a new contemporary score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott.

Watch the trailer for the film above. You can preorder your copy here.


Minute Bodies will be screened with a live score performed by tindersticks at the Barbican, London, on Saturday 17 June. More info here.

The film’s soundtrack is to be released by City Slang on 9 June on limited edition LP and CD.