The Challenge

  • Original title: The Challenge
  • Direction: Yuri Ancarani
  • Production: Fabrizio Polpettini, Pierre Malachin, Tommaso Bertani, Christophe Gougeon
  • Photography: Yuri Ancarani, Luca Nervegna, Jonathan Ricquebourg
  • Edition: Yuri Ancarani
  • Country: France, Italy
  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 70'
  • Language: Arabic
  • Web: slingshotfilms.it/the-challenge
  • National Premiere

Synopsis

The Challenge is the outcome of three years of observing the practice of falconry through the story of a falconer that attends a tournament in Qatar and by following the flight of his birds, we also venture into the close relationship he holds with the desert, even though his daily life takes place in a predominantly urban context.

Schedule

Saturday 5 | 20:00 | La Filmoteca

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Yuri Ancarani (Ravenna in 1972) is an Italian visual artist. His work has been acknowledged both in the realms of cinema and of contemporary art. His last five films have been shown and awarded in more than a hundred international festivals—including Locarno, Venice and Toronto—and in the most important museums of the world, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and he recently had a solo show at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

  • Whipping Zombie (2017).
  • The Challenge (2016).
  • Séance (2014).
  • San Siro (2014).
  • Da Vinci (2012).
  • Piattaforma Luna (2011).
  • Il Capo (2010).
  • Bora (2010).
  • 69th Locarno Film Festival (2016).
  • DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (2016).
  • Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Film Festival (2016).
  • La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival (2016).
  • Vienna International Film Festival (2016).
  • Free Zone Film Festival (2016).
  • Seville European Film Festival (2016).
  • La Mostra de CineBaix Baix Llobregat International Film Festival (2016).
  • IDFA International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (2016).
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival (2016).
  • Torino Film Festival (2016).
  • Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival (2016).
  • Lanzarote Film Festival (2016).
  • FGZ Zaragoza Film Festival (2016).
  • Dubai International Film Festival (2016).
  • UNAM International Film Festival (2016).
  • True/False Film Fest (2016).
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (2016).
  • SXSW South by Southwest Interactive Festival (2016
  • CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (2016).
  • New Directors/New Films Festival (2016).
  • San Francisco International Film Festival (2016).
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (2016).
  • Jeonju International Film Festival (2016).
  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2016).
  • IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival (2016).
  • Dok.Fest Munchen Munich International Documentary Film Festival (2016).
  • DocAviv Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (2016).
  • Against Gravity Film Festival (2016).
  • Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival (2016).
  • Transilvania International Film Festival (2016).
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