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Tezuka Osamu’s “1001 Nights” UK Premiere

The Castle Cinema
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Osamu Tezuka's sex anime gets its European Premiere in its new remastered DCP form at the East End Film Festival along with Cigarette Burns Cinema!

Before Ralph Bakshi introduced us to to his X-rated animated feature Fritz the Cat, Astro Boy’s creator and master animator, Osamu Tezuka broke new ground with 1969’s A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, the first outing of his new adult oriented animation studio.

Through Tezuka’s mad, psychodelic lines we follow Aldin’s journey from poor market boy to richest man in the world, as he chases love through a vibrant reimagining of the classic Middle Eastern folk tales, encountering sailors, sultans and sirens Aldin eventually finds himself learning much more about life and the world than he ever expected.

Expect the pairing of Tezuka’s innovative animation style and Isao Tomita’s pioneering space music synthscape to transport you to a land far far away from Clapton’s Castle Cinema.