Closing Night Feature Film
The Summit of the Gods

Le Sommet des dieux

NY Premiere

In Person: Sunday, February 13, 2022
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 13 & Up

Dir. Patrick Imbert, 2021, France, Luxembourg, Color. 94 min.
In French with English subtitles

Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Official Selection
Nominated for Best Indie Feature – Annie Awards 2022
Animation Is Film Festival 2021 – Opening Night

FIAF is pleased to bring back to the big screen, The Summit of the Gods by Patrick Imbert, an adaptation of the famous manga by Jira Taniguchi.

The story initially unfolds as a mystery: were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8, 1924? Only the little Kodak VPK camera they took with them can reveal the truth.

In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi recognizes the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Jôji, an outcast and climber believed missing for years. Soon, Fukamachi enters the world of obsessive mountaineers on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.

Spectacular and emotional, this film is “an ode to extreme climbers”. (IGN)