My Octopus Teacher ( 2020 )


After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

appreciation 9/10

The protagonist's journey helps him develop a profound appreciation for nature and its creatures.

curiosity 8/10

The documentary showcases the protagonist's deep curiosity about the natural world and the octopus he discovers.

respect 8/10

Respect for the natural environment and its inhabitants is a central theme throughout the film.

empathy 7/10

The film illustrates a growing emotional bond and understanding between the protagonist and the octopus.

self-discovery 7/10

The narrative explores the protagonist's journey of rediscovering himself through his interactions with the octopus.