Belladonna Of Sadness

This event took place May 20 - May 26, 2016

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Eiichi Yamamoto
1h 33m


New restoration!
Never before released in the U.S.!
Based on a 1812 French history of witchcraft and the occult, produced by the grandfather of Japanese anime, and considered one of the most anticipated restorations of 2016, Belladonna of Sadnessis the final film in the Animerama trilogy (Metropolis, Astro Boy).
When a young peasant girl is raped on her wedding night by a villainous lord, she turns to the devil in search of respite in exchange for her soul. Her descent into godlessness unfolds as a wildly erotic, hallucinatory epic laced with an unexpectedly subversive account of female strength and the reclamation of power in the face of oppression and subjugation.
Director Eiichi Yamamoto infuses dreamlike watercolors with Freudian imagery and a funkadelic score by Masahiko Sato in this singularly psychedelic film, never before released in the U.S.

A modern browser is required to view this site.

Please update your browser.

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

Notify me when new films, events, and workshops are coming up!