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Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of the state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris. The result is a film that is jaw-dropping not only for its displays of wealth, but for the pure cinematic beauty that won Ancarani the Filmmaker of the Present award at the Locarno Film Festival.

In Arabic with English subtitles.

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    • Yuri Ancarani

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