The fourth Animation is Film (AIF) festival opens tonight with the North American premiere of the Netflix film The Summit of the Gods, an examination of an obsessive mountain climber. The streamer released the trailer today.
The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with award-winning writer-director Patrick Imbert (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales).
The film is an adaptation of the manga series by renowned artist 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. It leads him to the mysterious Habu, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.
The film is directed and co-written by Imbert, produced and co-written by Jean-Charles Ostoréro, and produced by Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, and Stéphan Roelants, with an original score by Amine Bouhafa. It will debut on Netflix on November 30.
Check out the trailer above.
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