Netflix unboxed the official trailer and key art for The Summit of the Gods, the critically acclaimed 2D animated feature film from filmmaker Patrick Imbert (The big bad fox and other tales). This official Cannes selection of mountaineering tale arrives in select cinemas nationwide and streams on Netflix on November 30.
A breathtaking adaptation of the manga series by famous mangaka Jirô Taniguchi and writer Baku Yumemakura, The Summit of the Gods follows a young Japanese photojournalist, Fukamachi, who finds a camera that could change the history of mountaineering. This leads him to the mysterious Habu, an outcast mountaineer who has been missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive climbers eager for impossible conquests on a journey that takes him, step by step, to the top of the gods.
The Summit of the Gods is directed and co-written by Imbert, co-written and produced by Jean-Charles Ostoréro. Composer awarded at César Amine Bouhafa (Timbuktu) created the partition. The 94-minute film is produced by Didier Brunner and Damien Brunner for Folivari (France), Stéphan Roelants for Mélusine Productions (Luxembourg); Julianne Films is also a producer.
The film is scheduled to screen on the opening night of the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on Friday, October 22.
Learn more about The Summit of the Gods in the December 21 issue of Animation review, Coming soon.