The Real Thing

Czech premiere

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Benoit Felici, Mathias Chelebourg
France | 2018 | 16 min.

Language: Mandarin (Chinese)
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One of the strangest trends in contemporary China is duplication: copying not only specific architectural monuments but also entire neighbourhoods. What's it like living in fake Venice or Paris?

At first glance it's clearly the Eiffel Tower. On the second, something clearly isn't right. The tower is too low, there are only Chinese inscriptions everywhere, and there's not a single patisserie in sight, the horizon instead lined with prefab concrete blocks. This fake Eiffel Tower is located in the centre of Changsha, whose magnificent name hides a not so exalted reality. It is a modern Potemkin village where the monuments of several Western metropolises are brought together in a strange mix. This visually captivating VR documentary shows how local people, despite living in a "fake" environment, retain their own lifestyle.

Virtual Reality at One World

In the VR cinema, three bands of films are played each day at specific times. Viewers attend the screenings as they would a classic cinema. There are two short VR films in each slot, so the total time of a visit to the VR cinema does not exceed 30 minutes. The VR cinema has a capacity of 30 seats and reservations are made either online or directly in the DOX Gallery. Selected screenings will be followed by discussions with the creators and experts.

Director

Benoit Felici

Filmography
2018 - The Real Thing

Mathias Chelebourg

Filmography
2018 - The Real Thing VR
2018 - Jack: Part One
2017 - Alice, the Virtual Reality Play
2015 - The Sophia Lorenians: Changeling
2013 - Dim Lewko: New Air

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