These bugs are SO cute! If you like bugs you will love this beautiful film. In Japan, they love bugs so much, if you sell enough bugs, you can buy a Ferrari, like the young entrepreneur in the film. But maybe that is only in Japan. I never heard of anyone turning bugs into a Ferrari in USA. Except maybe the guy who invented the "Ant Farm".
Very interesting- factually and philosophically. One of the best parts about the movie is how the director used visuals of mundane Japanese life and juxtaposed them with visuals of insect life. A documentary that is as rewarding with information as it is with artistic direction. Really good!
Soft-spoken narrations romanticizing nature and insects' importance to Japanese culture are punctuated by, perhaps juxtaposed with, scenes of how modern Japanese people celebrate insects: through destructive, exploitative consumerism.
The philosophical and historical narration was the most intriguing aspect of this documentary. The repeated close ups of insects unfortunately made my skin crawl, though it was hard to look away from something so bizarre.