The Embassy of Japan in Luxembourg has announced it will organise a film screening of The Summit of the Gods on Wednesday 5 June 2024 at 19:00 at Ciné Utopia, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg.

The 2021 film is directed by Patrick Imbert. It is a French-Luxembourgish animated film based on the Japanese manga of celebrated mangaka Jiro Taniguchi, and based on the novel of the same name, by Baku Yumemakura. Taniguchi’s meticulous artwork has been brought to life by Luxembourgish animation studio Studio 352, and is a cornerstone in manga history, according to the organisers. The film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021, and won two awards the following year, the Lumières Award and César Award for “Best Animated Film” in 2022.

The Summit of the Gods is the fictional story taking place in the 1990s, of Japanese journalist Makoto Fukamachi, who is eager to find mountaineer Habu Joji, a man who could have information that would change mountaineering history. Habu could be in possession of the 1924 Mallory camera, a document which could prove the first successful Everest climb. Thus starts the search for Habu, which brings Fukumachi to discover a lot about this fascinating and reclusive man, until they both meet, for an unthinkable solo climb on Mount Everest…

The Studio 352, which animated the movie, will be present for the event, as well as Stéphan Roelants (former CEO of Melusine Productions and Studio 352, and Producer of The Summit of the Gods).

The film will be screened in French with English subtitles. This film screening is free of charge. Reservation is required via the following link: