Drama centres on two little people from a town in Kurdish Iraq who risk their lives to deliver shoes to Cristiano Ronaldo.
International sales outfit LevelK has picked up international sales for Norwegian-Kurdish director Halkawt Mustafa’s El Clásico.
The film had its world premiere at Dubai International Film Festival last December 2015 and screened at Tribeca Film Festival, where it was awarded best cinematography in an international narrative feature film. It will next screen at Munich International Film Festival on Sunday (June 26).
Halkawt Mustafa is also nominated for an Amanda for best director at the Norwegian Film Awards in August. El Clásico had its theatrical release in Norway on April 15 through Euforia and recorded more than 10,000 admissions.
El Clásico centres on brothers Alan and Shirwan, two little people from a town in Kurdish Iraq, who are willing to risk their lives to deliver a pair of shoes to football star Cristiano Ronaldo, which Alan believes will bring him closer to marrying the love of his life.
The $2.15m film was shot in both Iraq and Spain.
Director Mustafa also produced the film in co-production with Turbin Film, Babylon film and Hocus Focus.