Belladonna of Sadness

When: Fri., June 3 2016

Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto, Belladonna of Sadness is a lost anime masterpiece brought back to you in a new 4k digital restoration. An imaginative hybrid of tarot-card imagery and erotic Art Nouveau style, this transgressive head trip depicts an innocent woman who makes a deal with the Devil after she is raped by a local lord on her wedding night. It screens at 7:30 tonight and at 8:45 on Sunday night at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9. (Immerman)

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