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The Main 4 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 4:50 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sun, Apr 23, 2017 9:30 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Tue, Apr 25, 2017 1:00 PM
The Main 5 Tue, May 2, 2017 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Road Movie
Comedy Drama
Oscar Submission
Human Rights
Best of Fest
Release Year:2015
Runtime:97 min
Festivals & Awards:Founders Prize - Traverse City Film Festival
Best Cinematography in an International Feature - Tribeca Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Norwegian Film Institute
Director:Halkawt Mustafa
Producer:Halkawt Mustafa
Cinematographer:Kjell Vassdal
Screenwriter:Anders Fagerholt
Halkawt Mustafa
Editor:Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Composer:Trond Bjerknes
Principal Cast:Dana Ahmed
Wrya Ahmed
Kamaran Raoof
Rozhin Sharifi
Filmography:Red Heart ('11)


Kurdish brothers Wrya and Dana Ahmed bring warmth and spontaneous charm to this unlikely road movie. Alan runs a teahouse in their village and dreams of marrying the lovely Gona. But Gona's father -- a huge fan of soccer team Real Madrid -- does not approve since Alan and his brother are both little people. Determined to win over the taciturn old man, Alan enlists his brother Shirwan in a crazy plan: together they will drive to Madrid and deliver a pair of handmade Kurdish shoes to Real Madrid's superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. With fine camerawork and a mournful score, Iraqi-Norwegian filmmaker Mustafa has crafted a visually striking road trip. As they navigate city traffic or observe, with foreboding, the shells of abandoned cars in bleak stretches of desert, Shirwan and Alan are small against an indifferent world. But they’re also strong and resilient in a way that’s entirely their own. Iraq’s official submission to the 89th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Director’s Biography

Halkawt Mustafa: Halkawt Mustafa was born in 1985 in Sulaymani, Kurdistan. He moved to Norway with his family in 2000 and is a Norwegian citizen. He received aneducation at the Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio. His debut feature, Red Heart, appeared at MSPIFF2012.

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