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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

EL CLáSICO

TFF 2016 Directed by Halkawt Mustafa
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE EL CLáSICO [TFF 2016]

Alan is deeply in love with Gona and has been keeping it a secret for years. When he finally works up the courage to ask Gona’s father for her hand in marriage, his proposal is denied because of his small stature. Crushed by this verdict, Alan convinces his brother Shirwan, a huge Real Madrid fan, to join him on a mission to deliver a pair of handmade Kurdish soccer shoes to famed Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. With the hope that the attention of Ronaldo will change Gona’s father’s mind about their relationship, the two brothers hit the road and set out on an epic journey of self-discovery and adventure.



El Clásico refers to the highly competitive and widely televised match between Spanish football rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, and it’s in this spirit that the film derives its beating pulse. Sublimely sweet and unabashedly sincere, El Clásico is a heartwarming comedy—anchored by two stellar performances by first-time actors—about two little people who refuse to think small.



—Shayna Weingast

Interests
Drama

Alan is deeply in love with Gona and has been keeping it a secret for years. When he finally works up the courage to ask Gona’s father for her hand in marriage, his proposal is denied because of his small stature. Crushed by this verdict, Alan convinces his brother Shirwan, a huge Real Madrid fan, to join him on a mission to deliver a pair of handmade Kurdish soccer shoes to famed Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. With the hope that the attention of Ronaldo will change Gona’s father’s mind about their relationship, the two brothers hit the road and set out on an epic journey of self-discovery and adventure.



El Clásico refers to the highly competitive and widely televised match between Spanish football rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, and it’s in this spirit that the film derives its beating pulse. Sublimely sweet and unabashedly sincere, El Clásico is a heartwarming comedy—anchored by two stellar performances by first-time actors—about two little people who refuse to think small.



—Shayna Weingast

Film Information
Year: 2015
Length: 97 minutes
Language: Arabic, Kurdish
Country: Norway
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
Director: Halkawt Mustafa
Screenwriter: Anders Fagerholdt, Halkawt Mustafa
Producer: Halkawt Mustafa
Editor: Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Cinematographer: Kjell Vassdal
Composer: Trond Bjerknes
Co-Producer: Anders Graham, Salwan Zaito
Cast: Wrya Ahmed, Dana Ahmed, Rozhin Sharifi, Kamaran Raoof, Nyan Aziz
Contacts

Print Source
Halkawt Mustafa
Hene Films AS
Billingstad, 1396
Phone: +47 9883 4088
halkawtm@gmail.com

US Sales Contact
Halkawt Mustafa
Hene Films AS
Billingstad, 1396
Phone: +47 9883 4088
halkawtm@gmail.com

International Sales Contact
Halkawt Mustafa
Hene Films AS
Billingstad, 1396
Phone: +47 9883 4088
halkawtm@gmail.com

Press Contact
Daniela Kelloway
ClutchPR
Phone: 416 319 3511
Daniela@clutchpr.com

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About the Director(s)

Halkawt Mustafa is a Norwegian-Kurdish director. He studied directing at the Film Academy in Oslo.

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