French Animated Manga Adaptation The Summit of the Gods in Curzon Cinemas
The French CG animated movie of Jiro Taniguchi‘s The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga is now taking part in in Curzon cinemas within the U.Okay., earlier than its launch on Netflix on Tuesday November 30. The Curzon web site lists the movie taking part in on the following cinemas: London (Bloomsbury, Camden, Soho, Victoria, Wimbledon), Colchester, Sheffield, Knutsford, Oxford and Ripon.
The movie screened on the Cannes Movie Competition as a part of the Official Choice.
Patrick Imbert (Ernest & Celestine) directed the movie, and Magali Pouzol and Imbert wrote the script with Jean-Charles Ostorero collaborating. David Coquard-Dassault (Peripheria) was the movie’s artwork director. Amine Bouhafa composed the music. Diaphana Distribution is distributing the movie in France, whereas Wild Bunch Worldwide has the worldwide rights. Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, Kirikou and the Sorceress) is producing the movie.
Cartoon Brew describes the movie as a 2D/3D hybrid.
The manga is itself an adaptation of Baku Yumemakura‘s novel. The story follows Fukamachi, an avid wilderness photographer who discovers a hyperlink to the previous in Kathmandu, Nepal. He finds a digital camera supposedly belonging to George Mallory, a mountaineer who went lacking on Mt. Everest. After assembly Habu Joji, a widely known climber with a passionate drive for the mountain, the 2 set off to uncover a chunk of misplaced historical past.
The sequence ran in Shueisha‘s Enterprise Leap, and European firm Fanfare / Ponent Mon publishes the manga in English. Taniguchi handed away on February 11, 2017.
The primary quantity was nominated for an Ignatz award in 2010, however did not win. The English translation of the fourth quantity was nominated for an Eisner award in 2014. Taniguchi was knighted in France in 2011.