Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

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Film & Other Media

Jun 20102 Jun 20103

IFC Center
323 Sixth Ave.
New York, New York, 10014
United States

Film. Dir. Jessica Orek. Like a detective story, the film untangles the web of influences behind Japan’s captivation with insects. It opens in modern-day Tokyo where a single beetle recently sold for $90,000 then slips back to the early 1800s, to the first cricket-selling business and the development of haiku and other forms of insect literature and art. Through history and adventure, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo travels all the way back in time to stories of the fabled first emperor who named Japan the “Isle of the Dragonflies.”

 

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APA_Institute . Last modified Jul 09, 2010 12:14 p.m.


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