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Pompo the Cinephile

Directed by Takayuki Hirao
2020
Japan
94 minutes
15+
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A box office smash hit in Japan, this hilarious tribute to cinema is a treat for anime fans and cinephiles alike. In competition at Fantasia Film Festival.
Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in the film capital “Nyallywood”, where she’s famous for making B-movies. But despite the film’s title, our protagonist is Pompo’s introverted, movie-obsessed assistant Gene Fini. While Gene’s personality is the polar opposite to the bombastic Pompo, he’s the perfect choice to direct her next script: the Oscar-bait masterpiece Maestro. Gene will have to overcome a magnitude of challenges to prove himself as an artist who has what it takes to make a great film. Directed by Takayuki Hirao, and showcasing picturesque animation, Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies – and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process.
A joyful ride, hilarious, super nice, full of clever transitions and other splendid animation techniques. A great film that deals with how you have to go about… making great films!
Fantasia Film Festival

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Wed 3 Nov
6:30pm
Dendy Newtown 2
Past Event Cancel
Sun 7 Nov
1:15pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Sun 14 Nov
3:45pm
Dendy Newtown 2
Past Event Cancel
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Features
Original Title
Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san
Year
2020
Classification
15+
Country
Japan
Language
In Japanese with English subtitles
Director
Takayuki Hirao
Producer
Ryoichiro Matsuo
Cast
Hiroya Shimizu, Konomi Kohara, Akio Otsuka
Screenwriter
Takayuki Hirao
Editor
Takayuki Hirao, Tsuyoshi Imai
Genre
Comedy, Filmmaking, Animation
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Sales Agent: Avex Pictures, Inc.
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