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THE 25TH FILMS FROM THE SOUTH FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE IN OSLO THIS OCTOBER. ONE OF THE ATTRACTIONS IS THE FIRST TIME SCREENING OF THE IRAQI/NORWEGIAN FEATURE FILM EL CLáSICO.

Writer, director and producer Halkawt Mustafa has made a unique roadmovie of humour and drama, taking us from Iraq to Spain. El Clásico is the term describing a football match between the fierce enemies Real Madrid and Barcelona. This match is also the end of a journey in a film about the most important things in life: Love, football and Ronaldo’s shoes.

The film is excellent shot by Kjell Vassdal, edited by Inge-Lise Langfeldt and Trond Bjerknes has composed the music. Sound design by Bahman Ardalan, Studio Bahman in Teheran.

Post-produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen and Hocus Focus. Colour grading, VFX and online by Haavard Albertsen, additional online work by Bengt Ove Sannes and Mathias Theissen. The world premiere of El Clásico is at the Dubai International Film Festival in December, as part of the Official Selection program. DIFF presents more than120 features, short films and documentaries from the Arab world and beyond. Take a look at the El Clásico trailer, edited by Ove Kenneth Nilsen, online by Mathias Theissen and sound design by Erik Ljunggren.