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Justin and the Knights of Valour (Jasper & Julia en de dappere ridders)

Mohaq - ages 8+ - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013

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Manuel Sicilia / Feature Narrative / Spain / 2013 / 96 min / Colour / DCP / In English / Arabic subtitles / MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Special Screening

In a kingdom where values like bravery, courage and honour have been replaced by bureaucracy and tedious rules, Justin, a sweet-natured young boy, dreams of becoming a Knight of Valour, just like his grandfather was. Justin’s father, however, wants him to become a lawyer. Encouraged by his beloved grandmother, Justin bids farewell to his sweetheart and decides it’s time to embark on the voyage to becoming a knight. Little does he know what’s in store for him, what with all the wizards, monks and other dangerous enemies who try to thwart him in his quest.

By creating a stark contrast between the colourful, fantastic setting of Justin’s brave adventures and the grey, rigid lawyers’ world that his father wants him to enter, director Manuel Sicilia serves up an ode to heroism versus conformism, and a resonant tribute to the importance of following our dreams against all odds.

Produced by Antonio Banderas and voiced by an all-star cast (Banderas himself, along with Rupert Everett, Freddie Highmore, Saoirse Ronan, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, among many others), ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’ delivers a charming coming-of-age adventure for all ages, in the vein of beloved sagas and classic fairy tales.

Official Film Website

About the Director

‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’ is Manuel Sicilia’s second feature film. His previous animated feature, ‘The Missing Lynx’ (2008), won several international awards, including a Goya Award as Best Animated Picture and a Special Award at the Giffoni Film Festival.


Manuel Sicilia
Matthew Jacobs, Manuel Sicilia
Marcelino Almansa, Antonio Banderas, Kerry Fulton, Ralph Kamp
Ilan Eshkeri
Production Company
Kandor Graphics
Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, Julie Walters

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