The Real Thing

The Real Thing is a VR journey into a copy of our world.
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.

Year: 2018
Language: Chinese / Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Country: France

Cast & credits

Director: Benoit Felici, Matias Chelebourg
Writer: Benoit Felici
Cinematographer: Julien Malichier
Production Company: Artline Films, DVgroup, ARTE France

Storico e contatti

Official Vrcinema selection at World VR Forum ‘18 (Crans Montana, Switzerland)
Official selection at Sheffield Doc/Fest ‘18 (Sheffield, UK)
Official Selection at Experience Brussels Virtual Reality Festival ‘18 (Bruxelles, Belgium)
Official VR Selection at Taipei Film Festival ‘18 (Taipei, Taiwan)
Official Selection at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival ‘18 (Bucheon, Korea)
Official selection at Melbourne International Film Festival ‘18 (Melbourne, Australia)
Official selection at Camden International FIlm Festival ‘18 (Camden, USA)
Official selection VR Fest Mexico ‘18
Official selection Milano Film Festival ‘18 (Milan, Italie)
HC Festival du Nouveau Cinema ‘18 (Montreal, Canada)
Dome at Future of Storytelling ‘18 (New York, USA)
Official selection Busan International Film Festival ‘18 (Busan, South Korea)
Masque d’or de l’oeuvre immersive 2018 – New Images (Paris, France)
Best 360 Film 2018 – Sandbox Immersive Festival (Qingdao, China)

Winner VR category 2018 – Guanajuato Film Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico)
Winner VR section 2018 – Cervignano Film Festival (Cervignano, Italy)