Poupelle of Chimney Town

  • 100'
  • Japan
  • 2020

In Chimney Town the air is perpetually dark grey; countless chimneys constantly spew smoke. The residents have long abandoned any belief that anything could exist other than this dreary blanket of ash. Except for Bruno the tailor, who always told stories of a sky full of stars – until he suddenly disappeared. Bruno’s son Lubicchi works as a chimney sweep. The boy is lonely until he meets Poupelle, a benign monster made of garbage.

Poupelle of Chimney Town is an animated film based on a popular children’s book by Nishino Akihiro (one of Japan’s most famous comedians), who had always wanted to see an anime version of his book. He wrote the screenplay and produced the film himself. The stunning, colourful animation by Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Children of the Sea) at times is reminiscent of a mobile phone game, at others a highly detailed painting. This, in combination with the tender, exciting storyline, makes the film an anime delight for all ages. Official Closing Film IFFR 2021.

Also see Closing Film: Poupelle of Chimney TownPlease note: the screening of this film on Sun 6 June, 18:30
is for invitees only!

Director
Hirota Yusuke
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Entotsu Machi no Poupelle
Language
Japanese
Producers
Kitahashi Yusuke, Ryoichi Fukuyama, Tanaka Eiko
Production Companies
Yoshimoto Kogyo, Co., Ltd., Dentsu Inc., Studio 4℃
Sales
Kiyuki Inc.
Screenplay
Nishino Akihiro
Cast
Kubota Masataka, Ashida Mana, Fujimori Shingo, Honizumi Rina, Iio Kazuki, Ito Sairi, Koike Eiko
Website
https://poupelle.com