Poupelle of Chimney Town is Headed to Cinemas!

3 Dec

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Poupelle of Chimney Town will soon hit in cinemas nationwide (USA) and into other territories starting December 30, 2021! Please check local listings for locations in the Pacific Northwest (USA) in the first week of the New Year, and stay tuned for Canada.

This film based on the bestselling picture book by internationally known Japanese comedian and illustrator Akihiro Nishino made its English World Premiere at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles and it continues to screen at film festivals so it can qualify for the Academy Awards in 2022.

“We are very proud to bring Poupelle of Chimney Town to North American audiences. It’s an incredibly impactful animated feature that audiences will relate to and be deeply moved by,” said Ko Mori, CEO of Eleven Arts.

Poupelle of Chimney Town was an Official Selection at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Fantasia Film Festival. It won the Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year and has been screened at film festivals around the world, including at Rotterdam (spotlighted at its Closing Ceremony), Fantastic Fest, Sitges and Spark.

For the latest updates, please visit Eleven Arts website here or to read a detailed review, please visit our coverage here. Beware, there be spoilers.

Synopsis

Poupelle of Chimney Town is the story of young Lubicchi living among the thick smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town, yearning to see the “stars” — to know the truth — his father always told him about. One Halloween night he meets Poupelle, a man made of garbage, and together they look to the sky as their adventure begins. Spectacularly beautiful, filled with inspiring performances and splendid music and sound effects, and produced at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4ºC, Poupelle of Chimney Town brings laughter, tears and joy.

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