Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 01/07/2011
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Jessica Oreck writes and directs this documentary exploring the deep attachment that Japanese people have to the world of insects. The film looks at the ways in which insects are honoured and revered in Japan, such as customary twilight outings to watch the fireflies (commonly believed to embody the souls of the dead), the collection of specimen beetles and the deep connections between Shinto Buddhism and entomology.