KANDOR Graphics, member company of CLAND, will release “JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR” on 13th of September 2013. The film is directed by Manuel Sicilia (producer of “La Dama y la Muerte”, the 2010 Oscar nominated short film and director of “El Lince Perdido”, animated feature film awarded a Goya in 2009)
“JUSTIN Y LA ESPADA DEL VALOR” features Antonio Banderas both as producer and as partner of Granada-based animation studio KANDOR Graphics, and as the voice of one of the main characters of the film (SIR ANTOINE), both in the Spanish and English version.
The film, which is currently in postproduction, uses the most advanced animation techniques providing the final image much realism, and turning it into one of the most important international animation projects of 2013.
It is produced by KANDOR Graphics, Timeless Films, Out of the Box, Aliwood Mediterráneo Producciones, and involves the participation of ONO and Sexta/A3, as well as the backing of ICAA, ICO, SGR Audiovisual y la Junta de Andalucía.
Sony Pictures Releasing de España is the distributor of “Justin and the Knights of Valour” which will be released on the 13th of September 2013.
Set in a magical medieval world, which children still dream about, “JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR” is a thrilling story that tells the tale of a boy’s perseverance in chasing his dreams. It is an adventure full of excitement, action and fun, in which friendship, honour and courage come together.
JUSTIN lives in a kingdom governed by bureaucrats, where knights have been banished. His biggest dream is to become a “Knight of Courage”, as was his grandfather SIR ROLAND, the most noble of knights. But his father REGINALD, counsellor to the QUEEN, wants his son to follow in his steps and become a lawyer.
Following an inspiring visit to his beloved grandmother, during which she tells him the true story about his grandfather, and after taking leave from LARA, his platonic love, Justin flees in pursuit of his dream. On his way he meets the beautiful and feisty TALIA, the eccentric unstable wizard MELQUIADES, the handsome and cheeky SIR ANTOINE (Antonio Banderas). He is then trained by three wise monks: BLUCHER, LEGANTIR, and BRAULIO, who instruct him in the old knights’ teachings and put his skills to the test. Despite not being the best of candidates to knighthood, JUSTIN will have to prove himself worthy when the evil SIR HERACLIO and his acolytes, lead by SOTA, plan to return to destroy the kingdom.