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The Challenge

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The Challenge

The Challenge

original title:

THE CHALLENGE

directed by:

cast:

Khaled Al-Kaja, Nasser Al-Kaabi, Soul Riders Qatar, Khaled Al-Hammadi, Osama Yacoub, Rachid Mesfer Hamad Al-Shahwani Al-Hajri, Hadi Ghedir Al-Hajri, Hamad Saoud Al-Shahwani Al-Hajri, Jaber Ghanem Ali Al-Fayed Al-Hajri, Abdullah Ali Al-Yafei, Nawaf Abdullah, Rachid Al-Noaimy

set design:

Stéphane Dougoud, Tanguy Thirion

production:

Ring Film, Dugong Production, Arte France Cinéma, supported by MiBACT, La Bête, Atopic, Michigan Films, Solo Films, in association with La Lucarne

country:

France/Italy/Switzerland

year:

2016

film run:

65'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (13/07/2016)

festival & awards:

Falconry has an history of at least forty centuries. In the West, it was the favourite sport of the medieval aristocracy, and it contemporary Arab culture its prestige remains unaltered. Yuri Ancarani crosses the Persian Gulf to accompany a falconer to an important competition. In the zhenital light of a bare space, the trajectories and collisions of objects of the desire, THE CHALLENGE tells the story of an intense «weekend in the desert».