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I'd Rather Be Flying

UK, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Documentary)

Director: Alexander Abela

A documentary tribute to the aeroplanes, rituals, eccentricities and daring involved in modern-day aerobatics. Directed by second-time film maker Alexander Abela, the almost surreal nature of this strange, airborne world is skilfully evoked through quiet interviews with the pilots, beautiful photography and gentle pacing, allowing us to experience the anticipation and appeal associated with this spectacular sport.

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