The Summit of the Gods

The Summit of the Gods

The Summit of the Gods

Dramatic animated adventure about a young Japanese photojournalist, Fukamachi, who finds a camera that could change the history of mountaineering. More

It leads him to the mysterious Habu, 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. Based on the manga series by artist Jiro Taniguchi and writer Baku Yumemakura

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202190 minsFranceFolivari
AdventureAnimatedWorld Cinema

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The Summit of the Gods | Reviews

Mountaineering philosophy never looked so beautiful. This crisply illustrated animated story spins a wise yarn about adventure and journalism, leading to a thrilling final ascent that tenses every muscle.

Paste

Paste

The Summit of the Gods is a subtle movie, told in shades of white and degrees of silence, but its passion burns hot beneath the icy rime.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

While the film intermittently stuns in revealing Everest's topographical mystique, its expedition into what makes climbers tick struggles to get off the ground.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The film's beautifully painted mountains are particularly striking, and the climbing sequences are among its standouts.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The movie's narrative, its steady-rolling conviction, and its insights into the minds of obsessive climbers give it a remarkable pull.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A film that perfectly captures the delirious pull of pursuing a singular vision.

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