Belladonna Cinema Screening in Edinburgh on Friday
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Tickets are still available for the screening of Eiichi Yamamoto's 1973 experimental anime film Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Belladonna) at the Edinburgh Festival on Friday (June 24) at 11.30 p.m. The screening will be at Edinburgh's Filmhouse, in association with Scotland Loves Anime.
The film follows Jeanne (Katsutaka Ito) after she is assaulted by a local lord on her wedding night. Vowing revenge, she makes a deal with the Devil (Tatsuya Nakadai). The Devil transforms Jeanne into a black-robed manifestation of her madness and desire.
Osamu Tezuka produced the film, and his long-time creative partner Eiichi Yamamoto (Star Blazers scriptwriter, Astro Boy: Hero of Space) wrote and directed the film at Mushi Productions. Masahiko Satoh (Grave of the Fireflies, The Fantastic Adventures of Unico) composed the film's soundtrack.