Presented this summer at Cannes, then previewed last Sunday at Kinepolis Kirchberg, the film will be released in Luxembourg cinemas this Wednesday.
This animated film is the big screen adaptation of a famous manga (in five volumes and more than a thousand pages) by Jirô Taniguchi and Baku Yumemakura. It’s a 90-minute adventure through the Himalayas.
Directed by Patrick Imbert, the co-production is between the French companies Julianne Films and Folivari and the Luxembourg company Melusine Productions, whose studios are located in Contern.
An €8m project
The project cost over €8m, 21% of which was financed by Luxembourg (mainly by the Film Fund Luxembourg, but also to some extent by Melusine Productions).
The American platform will show this film to a good part of its 200 million subscribers from 30 November, although the contract signed excludes the French, Benelux, Chinese and Japanese territories. This explains why it is available in Luxembourg cinemas from 22 September.
For Melusine Productions, this is not a first, as its the last animated film Wolfwalkers was acquired by Apple for its Apple TV+ platform before ending up at the Oscars.
This article was originally published in French on Paperjam.lu. It has been translated and edited for Delano.lu.