Three arthouse animated films to watch, Tia Highams Park School


What are arthouse films? Well, these are films that are meant to be serious artistic work rather than popular entertainment. Below are some interesting arthouse animated movies that are worth watching if you are interested in art and anime, or trying to get your feet wet. new.

1. Belladonna of sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973)

A very explicit film set in medieval France, adapted from the book Satanism and Witchcraft by Jules Michelet. He follows Jeanne, a peasant woman in search of revenge, who makes a pact with the devil; the film is beautifully depicted through hand drawn watercolor paintings, making it particularly visually appealing and worth watching for art alone.

2. Paprika (Satoshi Kon, 2006)

Paprika follows a group of scientists who create a device to help psychiatric patients by observing their dreams; this film is an eye-opening spirit journey that can be difficult to follow as it travels back and forth between reality and the dream world that constantly defies logic.

3. Puparie (Shingo Tamagawa. 2020)

A short film of only 3 minutes, containing no dialogue; it is visually stunning and the artistry and attention to detail is amazing, the art is very similar to Renaissance which makes this piece more unique. Tamagawa’s description for the play is simply, “Something is about to drastically change. We can only witness that.”


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