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Live A Mountaineering Adventure with French CG Film “The Summit of Gods”!

After its waves at the Cannes Film Festival, the French animated adaptation of Jiro Taniguchi’s “The Summit of the Gods” will come out in theatres a week early on 22nd September. Previously, the CG film was scheduled for 29th September; the officials possibly advanced the release due to the French Culture Pass program.


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The film is distributed by Wild Bunch, a French company focusing on independent films. Moreover, a new poster of The Summit of the Gods was also released for the film on Twitter.

A poster and a new date for LE SOMMET DES DIEUX by Patrick Imbert:

 Mountains and snow, as you might expect, but not only 

 One week less waiting for this film which will be released on September 22 

directed Patrick Imbert (Ernest & Celestine)

Magali Pouzol 

art director David Coquard-Dassault (Peripheria) 

Music Amine Bouhafa

Didier Brunner

English Translation, Twitter Translate

The visual features the deuteragonist of the series Fukamachi, an avid photographer, and Habu Joji, a legendary mountaineer. 

As both men climb up the steep cliff, they are depicted in chilling details, with even their breath turning to frost in the cold temperatures of the Himalayas. Set against the backdrop of snow-white peaks, the visual hauntingly conveys the danger looming below both. 

The film has been met with considerable praise and acclaim; interestingly, The Summit of the Gods was also screened earlier this month at Cannes Film Festival as part of the official selection. 

The film was unveiled in 2015, with Patrick Imbert (Ernest & Celestine) as the director; he also wrote the script collaborating with Magali Pouzol and Jean-Charles Ostorero. The music for the series was composed by Amine Bouhafa.

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The animation art in the film is quite groundbreaking, with a beautiful blend of 2D hand-drawn style and 3D graphics mixed with photorealistic backgrounds.

In addition, Mr. Imbert has commented that the work of late mangaka Jiro Taniguchi has been faithfully adapted in the film with detailed handwork that looks like pages of the original manga! 

In just two months, this mountaineering adventure will hit the French theatres! Packed in with the serene beauty of nature, The Summit of Gods will be a must-match for any fan of animation. 

So cash out that free money and enjoy the spectacle! 

Source: Wildbunch Distribution 

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