Produced with Rai Cinema, supported by Emilia Romagna Film Commission.
Selected at FIDlab Marseille. Winner of the Co-Production Development Fund Italy Mibact-France Cnc.


Venice: a city of gondolas, canals and inexorably sinking palaces, where tourists come and locals go. There is a parallel world where teenagers pimp up their motorboats, customizing them with dazzling LED lights and powerful stereo systems and souping up their engines to a stunning horsepower so they can race across the Lagoon and live out their adolescent dreams freely. Two will risk their lives in one such race, chased by police toward the heart of Venice.


Yuri Ancarani (Ravenna 1972), is an Italian video artist. His works, which combine elements of documentary cinema and contemporary art, aim to explore aspects that go unnoticed in everyday life. His way of focusing and using the camera with meticulous precision creates his distinct aesthetics, marked by the sculptural depth of the shots and of video works that investigate the hidden elements of daily life and of social codes. His works have been presented in numerous exhibitions and museums in Italy and abroad, including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), MAXXI (Rome), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), and the Guggenheim Museum (New York). In 2016 his feature film The Challenge won the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Festival.


Director: Yuri Ancarani
Sound: Mirco Mencacci
Music: Lorenzo Senni, Francesco Fantini
Produced by: Dugong Films (IT), Luxbox (FRA), in collaboration with Unbranded Pictures(US)