06 November 2016

Belladonna of Sadness, 1973 - ★★

#LIFF30 Film 9: One thing I like about film festivals is that you often go into a film knowing nothing about it. This usually enhances the experience but in the case of this film I feel like I needed to be prepared (warned) about what I was going to see. I'm still not entirely sure what I saw but I don't think I really liked it. There were many moments of beautiful animation but these were all ruined by a jarring change of style or yet more sexual violence or depravity.

I might have been more willing to take it in as a late night screening but I suspect lunchtime animated pornography is a bit much for most people.

November 06, 2016 at 11:00PM

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