BELLADONNA OF SADNESS
directed by Eiichi Yamamoto
Japan, 1973, Japanese, 93 minutes
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 9:30 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main
Based on the book “Satanism and Witchcraft” by French writer Jules Michelet, young and innocent Jeanne is ravaged by the local lord and makes a pact with the Devil himself. The Devil appears in phallic forms and, through Jeanne, incites the village into a sexual frenzy. In a new restoration using the original camera negatives, this erotic and psychedelic trip of a film springs to life. “Belladonna of Sadness” has previously never been released in the USA.