Japan Cuts 2015 to Screen the Belladonna of Sadness Anime Film

Japan Cuts, the self-described largest festival of Japanese cinema in North America, will screen Eiichi Yamamoto’s newly restored experimental film Belladonna of Sadness, which was inspired by manga/anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka’s last diary entry.

Japan Cuts will screen the 1973 film on July 10, 2015. Cinelicious Pics restored Belladonna of Sadness in 4K resolution from its original 35mm negative, with plans to release the film in theaters, home video, and on demand in 2015. Belladonna of Sadness has not been widely released in the United States before, although it was screened in Los Angeles in 2009 and at Montreal’s Fantasia Fest in 2013.

The film was produced by Tezuka and directed by his long-time creative partner Eiichi Yamamoto at Mushi Productions. Masahiko Satoh composed the film’s soundtrack.

Source: ANN

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