Pompo: The Cinéphile

Pompo: The Cinéphile

Pompo: The Cinéphile

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Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about an aging and tormented creative genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?

Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, as a new director and his team devote their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece.”

(Japanese with English subtitles)

Rating: PG
Runtime: 94 mins
Director: Takayuki Hirao
Actors: Akio Otsuka, Hiroya Shimizu, Tomomi Kohara

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