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[Fantasia 2021] Lights! Camera! Pompo: The Cinéphile, A Movie Review

7 Aug

Pompo: The Cinéphile Anime Film Delayed From March 19 To June 4 Due to  COVID-19 - News - Anime News NetworkAvex Pictures

Fantasia Film Festival 2021
North American Premiere

Cinéma Impérialt
Montreal, Quebec 

August 7, 1:00 pm

Making a movie with Joelle Davidovich Pomponette (Hiroya Shimizu) is tough. She grew up with Peterzen, her grandad, in front of a big screen. He was a big time filmmaker back in the Golden age of Nyallywood, and he taught the young girl everything he knew. Pompo is an established producer of B-rated hits, but there’s just something missing. Can she be taken seriously? To say she’s Pompo: The Cinéphile is bold–which is also this anime film’s title.

For that matter, what about the precocious Gene Fini (Hiroya Shimizu), her production assistant? And how does Natalie Woodward (Rinka Ōtani) fit in? This aspiring actress had a rough go in her first audition, but that hasn’t dissuaded her from pursuing her dreams.

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