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  • 2015
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cosima Spender

Documentary on the twice-yearly Palio horse race – the oldest in the world.

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The two and half hour build up to Siena's famous horse race looks, to the visitor, like a display by the world's largest "living history" society. But Cosima Spender, behind the camera, knows that the Palio – the furious bareback horse race that draws thousands of British tourists to the Tuscan city twice every year – is far darker, and more complex, than the slightly hokey parade that precedes it.

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