The Falconer is a beautiful film about friendship, growing apart, and finding the line between right and wrong as circumstances shift. The story follows a young man and his best friend as they try to rescue his sister from an abusive marriage by selling the only valuable thing they have – animals from the zoo where they work. Based on a true story and set in the beautiful landscape of Oman it captures the last summer two best friends spend together before their lives take them in very different directions. Between the scenery, the animals, and a high-stakes moment with a falcon, it was a fantastic film that took me on a wonderful adventure.
– Rebecca Marquardt, Screenplay Data Manager
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