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  • Writer, director, and narrator Duncan Cowles recently lost his grandfather, and in processing his loss he decided to film insects in his garden. The footage of this is engagingly simple and detailed, but it is the narration that makes it such a strong film. Cowles records his narration in a way that comes over incredibly genuine and heartfelt. It is of course carefully crafted and produced, but the simple footage contrasts so well with the meditative thoughts of the narrator trying to cope with the bigger picture of life. With a wry Scots' view, the narration is amusing but engaging in how it deconstructs things but yet is very down to earth and normal (even munching biscuits while musing) and it makes for a strong film. The footage slips into the background while remain relevant, leaving a reflective Scottish man to easily do enough to capture the viewer.