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AFS Presents: Belladonna of Sadness
July 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - July 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
July 8 at 8 PM
July 10 at 5 PM
BELLADONNA OF SADNESS screens as a part of our Art/Horror series, a five film selection of artful examples of nightmares, curses and psychosexual ooga-booga. Titles include ERASERHEAD, REPULSION, and more. For tickets and more information on the full series, visit: http://austinfilm.org/arthouse/series-art/horror-
Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto
Japan, 1973, DCP, 93 min, in Japanese with English subtitles
If you see only one ludicrously gorgeous, symbolically dense, psychedelic Japanese animated retelling of the psychosexual origins of witchcraft in medieval Europe, let it be BELLADONNA OF SADNESS. This can truly be said to be a film far ahead of its time. With a visual style redolent of Viennese Secession artists and designers like Gustav Klimt, this is an avant garde experience to be treasured. Note: there are themes of sexual violence which may be disturbing. New restoration.
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