Japanese Film Festival | Satellite
Adventure, Anime

Poupelle of Chimney Town

映画えんとつ町のプペル

Directed by: Yusuke Hirota
2020 / 101 minutes / Unclassified all ages

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A film for the dreamers, believers and stargazers

Animation production house STUDIO4ºC (Children of the Sea) has delivered its finest work to date, bringing to life Akihiro Nishino’s best-selling children’s book “Poupelle of Chimney Town”. The story follows Lubbichi, a young chimney sweep who sets off in search of the stars beyond the dreary blanket of smoke that constantly cloaks his town, a dystopian metropolis full of stacked chimneys. Lubbichi meets an unlikely companion, a smelly sentient being born from garbage whom he names Poupelle, and together the pair embark on a whirlwind adventure that sweeps through the grimy steampunk-esque town at roller coaster speeds. Soon the duo faces hurdles from the fearful townsfolk who always accused Lubicchi’s father, Bruno, of heresy when he told stories of “stars” beyond the town’s thick smoke before his mysterious disappearance. Despite this, Lubicchi is determined to discover the truth of Chimney Town.

2021 Fantasia Film Festival - Nominated for Best Animated Feature

Concluded

Palace Electric, Canberra

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Palace Raine Square, Perth

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Palace Barracks, Brisbane

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Palace Barracks, Brisbane

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The Kino, Melbourne

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The Kino, Melbourne

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Palace Central Sydney, Sydney

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Palace Norton Street, Sydney

Screens in: Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Yusuke Hirota

Written by: Akihiro Nishino

Production Company: STUDIO4°C

Based on: children's book Poupelle of Chimney Town

Cast: Masataka Kubota, Mana Ashida and Shinosuke Tatekawa

Genre: Adventure, Anime

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles