Real Thing - Real Life in Fake Places
Benoît Felici
2018 - 68 min - Video 2K - Couleur - France

English summary
Nowadays, people can live in the Doge's Palace of Venice in China, pray in a larger copy of Saint Peter's basilica in West Africa, or be buried in a much smaller replica of India's Taj Mahal.
"The Real Thing" explores these and other copycats of the world's most famous architectural landmarks to meet the people who live there. What stories are born inside, where some choose to live?
Between lucrative investments, architectural piracy, and modern tourism, each of these places expresses an aspect of how cities are shaped by globalization and appear as "mirages” in which fiction and reality contaminate each other.
"The Real Thing" is a journey into a copy of our world.


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