Belladonna Of Sadness

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Row House Cinema says
One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, only recently released in the U.S., Belladonna of Sadness is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism. If Led Zeppelin had a favorite film, this would be it: Stairway to Hell.

Produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his long time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto, Belladonna unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolor paintings that bleed and twist together. An innocent young woman is violently raped by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Kurosawa’s Ran) who appears as an erotic sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire.

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Friday (10/14) - 11:40 pm
Saturday (10/15) - 5:15 pm
Sunday (10/16) - 8:20 pm
Monday (10/17) - 5:15 pm
Wednesday (10/19) - 3:00 pm

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By: Row House Cinema

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