El Clasico

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Arab Film Festival presents

El Clasico


Lennox Theatre


24 July 2016

Dir: Halkawt Mustafa I 2015 I Iraq

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.

Country: Iraq
Language: Arabic and Kurdish with English subtitles
Festival Exemption – MA15+

Screening with short film…

Dir: Bahaa Alkadumy I 2015 I Iraq

An Iraqi woman tries to call her soldier son that has been missing in war.  She refuses to believe something has happened to him as her family tries their best to help her call him on a mobile phone, which she does not know how to use.

Country: Iraq
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Classification: Festival Exemption – MA15+

Dates & Times:
Sunday 24 July 8pm

Save by purchasing a marathon package! Packages include tickets to the 5 Arab Film Festival films including Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou?NawaraWaiting for the Fall, Roshima and El Clasico (Package excludes Opening Night). Adults save $15, Conc. save $10.

Ticket Options

Marathon Package Adult $85
Marathon Package Concession $65
Adult $20
Concession $15
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approximately 1 hour 54 minutes (No interval)

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