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The Insect Woman

Nippon konchuki

Directed by Shôhei Imamura
Japan, 1963


Born in a rural farming village in 1918, Tome grows up to survive decades of Japanese social upheaval, as well as abuse and servitude at the hands of various men. Yet Shohei Imamura refuses to make a victim of Tome, instead observing her as a fascinating, pragmatic creature of 20th century Japan.

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The Insect Woman Directed by Shôhei Imamura

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1964 | Winner: Best Actress (Silver Berlin Bear)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1964 | 4 wins including: Best Film

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