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César for the best animated film for The Summit of the Gods by Patrick Imbert

24 March 2022 Awards
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Adapted from the best-selling manga by Jirô Taniguchi, The Summit of the Gods, Patrick Imbert's second feature film after The Big Bad Fox and other tales (co-directed with Benjamin Renner in 2017) won the César for best animated film.

Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8th, 1924? Only the little Kodak camera they used to photograph themselves can verify 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 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. A thrilling adventure set against breath-taking Himalayan landscapes, inspired by real events and adapted from Jiro Taniguchi’s bestselling manga.



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