Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

Maradona's Legs

Ajyal Competition

Firas Khoury / Short Narrative / Germany, Palestine / 2019 / 23 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic


In a Palestinian village during the 1990 Football World Cup, two young brothers Rafat and Fadel are struggling to complete their sticker album. They only need one more piece, the elusive legs of Argentine striker Diego Maradona. If they complete the album, they will be crowned as the first people in their village to do so, and receive a valuable prize. The road to finding “Maradona’s Legs” is paved with self-discovery, nationality identity, and a good dose of passion for the beautiful game.

About the Directors

Firas Khoury is Palestinian director. He graduated from the University of Tel Aviv with a Master’s degree in Film. Khoury has several short films to his credit; among them are the award-winning documentaries ‘Seven Days in Deir Bulus’ (2007) and ‘Yellow Mums’ (2010). Alongside his directorial activity, Khoury is committed to disseminating Palestinian films and training young people. He is a founding member of Group Falastinema, which develops film workshops and presents screenings throughout Palestine.


Firas Khoury
Zorana Musikic, May Odeh
Marwen El-Hechkel, Heike Parplies
Christian Marohl
Production Company
schaf oder scharf film, Odeh Films
Ibrahim Zaher
Faris Abbas, Ayoub Abu Hamad, Ali Suliman

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