Kotatsu: Belladonna of Sadness (18)
Japan/1973/86mins/18 Dir: Eiichi Yamamoto With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama, Chinatsu Nakayama
Beautiful peasant woman Jeanne is ravaged by the local lord and in her distress she meets and makes a pact with the Devil. This is the start of a tale of sexual frenzy and misery in medieval France. A legendary film in the world of animation: erotic and surreal backed by a psychedelic folk rock soundtrack, recently restored to incredible effect.