The Real Thing

  • Cinematic
  • Documentary
  • Travel

Directors: Benoit Felici and Mathias Chelebourg

Producers: Artline Films, DVgroup and ARTE France

France / 2018

  • 18'
  • Chinese & English
  • HTC Vive
    Oculus Rift

Around China’s largest cities, entire neighbourhoods have been inspired by foreign models. The film explores the most stunning of these “fake cities”. It travels from Paris to London and Venice – without leaving China. The inhabitants guide us in the parallel world where they have chosen to live.

As VR leads the way to virtual tourism, copycat cities compete to offer a real experience of static travel. Walking the thin line between reality and virtuality, this documentary combines both to enhance a whole new feeling of ubiquity.