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The latest documentary that’s had us reaching for the tissues is the heart-warming My Octopus Teacher – and we’re not exaggerating when we say it’s an emotional rollercoaster.
Watch the trailer below.
My Octopus Teacher follows filmmaker Craig Foster, who forges a relationship with a wild common octopus in a South African kelp forest.
Foster became enamoured with the unusual creature when he started freediving at a kelp-forest just outside Cape Town, South Africa, and the pair form a strong bond as they begin to explore the Atlantic Ocean.
Footage includes Foster actually playing with the octopus, and shows her where she eats, sleeps and lives.
And the film has been widely well received, having won the Oscar for Best Original Documentary.
People have found themselves moved to tears by My Octopus Teacher, and the heart-tugging bond between Foster and his eight-legged friend.
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “If you need something beautiful, moving, and eerily calming in your life right now...watch ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix. Will probably also give you a good cry.”
“I cried over an octopus,” a second person said, as a third explained: “Cliched I know but what an absolute rollercoaster of emotions. My heart swelled and broke and swelled and broke again. Fantastic!”
“If you really love animals, I highly recommend the documentary ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix,” agreed a fourth. “Profound, enlightening, powerful.”
“If you haven’t seen the documentary/movie #myoctopusteacher please I beg you get it,” added a fifth. “It’s the single most moving, sad, exhilarating, beautiful yet amazing doccie imaginable.
“Truly intelligent creatures.”
“What a brilliant, beautiful love story,” said a sixth.
We know what we’ll be turning to when we need a good cry…
My Octopus Teacher is available to watch on Netflix.
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