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Studio 100 Film to Showcase ‘Giants of La Manch’ at Marche du Film, Cannes

From ‘Rio 2’ writer Carlos Kotkin, the animated comedy follows the heir of Don Quixote as he and his friends save their hometown in La Mancha.

Studio 100 Film, the Munich-based Studio 100 Media subsidiary, will present the official international trailer and showcase 20 minutes of its upcoming animated comedy adventure, Giants of La Mancha (previous working title: Quixotes – The Heirs of La Mancha) at this year’s Marche du Film, Cannes market screenings on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:30 am in Palais H, and Thursday, May 18 at 1:45 pm in Palais D.

Directed by Gonzalo Gutierrez and written by Carlos Kotkin (Rio 2), the film follows 11-year-old Alfonso, heir to Don Quixote, his three imaginary rabbits, and friends Pancho and Victoria. Together they overcome their fears and use their imaginations to find the force behind the storm that threatens their beloved hometown in La Mancha.

International pre-sales, handled by Studio 100 Film, include Constantin Film for the German-speaking territories, along with sales for Portugal; Greece; Iceland; Bulgaria; Poland; Croatia; Serbia; Slovenia; Middle East; Israel; and Vietnam. The film becomes available Autumn 2023.

Giants of La Mancha is produced by Germany’s Studio 100 Media and M.A.R.K.13 COM with GF Films from Argentina.

“Visual development is the part we enjoyed the most about the production process of this film, as we believe that's where the magic of cinema resides -- giving the audience the chance to discover universes that would otherwise be impossible,” said Director Gonzalo Gutierrez. “It's literally magic.”

Thorsten Wegener, Head of Business Operations, Studio 100 Film, added, “This film was a great challenge for everybody involved. As one of the largest productions for us so far, it’s taken us to a new level in terms of storytelling and production value. We all are extremely proud of the result and can’t wait to see the film on the big screen.”

Source: Studio 100 Film

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