Ocff 2017: The Challenge Spotlight Feature

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THE CHALLENGE (FRANCE/ITALY, Arabic language, 70 mins) 1:15 PM - Sun June 11 - BATC
Dir. Yuri Ancarani
R.I.Y.L - Samsara, Manakamana, Stanley Kubrick

Falconry has a history that stretches back over 40 centuries. In the West, it was a prevailing passion of the medieval aristocracy, but its prestige continues undiminished in contemporary Arab culture. The spirit of a tradition that today allows its practitioners to keep a close rapport with the desert, despite their predominantly urban lifestyle, is captured grace of three years of field observation. In the glaring light of an empty landscape, following flight lines and lures, the film recounts a strange kind of “desert weekend,” in which technological and anthropological microcosms hang in the air, like the falcon, drifting on the irreversible currents of images. Also one of the shieks owns a well behaved cheetah and an impractical Lamborghini.


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By: Oak Cliff Film Festival