DUBAI: Saudi film “Champions” will be released in cinemas across the Gulf on March 10.
It is a Saudi remake of the Spanish box office hit “Campeones,” a sports comedy about a basketball coach who works with a team of players who have learning disabilities. The original film won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy Goya Awards 2018.
In the Saudi movie, actor Yassir Al-Saggaf plays the part of an arrogant assistant football coach called Khalid who is ordered by a court to do community service by coaching players with learning disabilities.
Besides Al-Saggaf, the diverse cast of young actors includes Omar Al-Zahrani, Khalid Al-Harbi and Fatima Al-Banawi.
Helmed by Spanish filmmaker Manuel Calvo, the movie’s screenwriters are Maram Taibah and Wael Al-Saeed from Saudi Arabia. It is produced by Oscar-winning producer Andres Vicente Gomez.