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TEZUKA'S BARBARA - Philly Premiere

Osamu Tezuka's son adapts one of his father's darkest works.
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A live action adaptation of one of Osamu Tezuka's darkest manga.

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Macoto Tezuka (The Legend of the Stardust Brothers) directs this adaptation of one of his father’s most controversial works featuring cinematography by Christopher Doyle.

One of Osamu Tezuka’s most adult and sexually-charged works, Barbara (1973-74) was originally serialized as a follow-up to Ayako (1972-73) in Big Comic from July 1973 to May 1974.

Barbara is an adult-orientated fantasy tale filled with love and the occult from Osamu Tezuka’s reimagining of “The Tales of Hoffmann”. Its story deals with the erotic and bizarre experiences of a famous novelist called Yosuke Mikura whose life is tossed upside down by a mysterious girl named “Barbara”.

The controversial story, dealing with various taboos such as forbidden love, mystery, art, Eros, scandal and occultism, was said to have been impossible to be cinematized at the time of its original publication, but was made into a live-action film for the 90th Anniversary of Osamu Tezuka’s birth by his son Macoto Tezuka.

WARNING: Contains graphic sexual siutations and violence. 17+

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The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA) is a full-time art and event space housed in a 100+year-old former showroom for mausoleums owned by Diplo.

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