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 ». lt travels from Paris to London and Venice – without leaving China. The inhabitants guide us in the parallel world where they have chosen to Iive.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
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.
THE REAL THING VR is a coproduction between independent documentary production company Artline Films, Franco-German broadcast ARTE, and Paris-based VR studio DVgroup. DVgroup and its subsidiary RIG are among France’s major developers and innovators specialized in 360 technology.
The VR film offers an unprecedented insight into the fascinating « parallel world » of architectural copies. lt exposes how some of the world’s most famous cultural landmarks have been « relocated » in a radically different environmen (where real and fake blend into each other. Virtual tourism in virtual cities, yet in real places with real inhabitants… THE REAL THING fully combines VR cinema and documentary filmmaking to enhance the audience’s sensation of immersion.
A film by Benoit Felici / Directed by Benoit Felici and Mathias Chelebourg / Produced by Ben jamin Landsberger / VR supervisor Guillaume Malichier / Cinematographer Julien Malichier / Production manager Thomas Villepoux / Post-production manager François Klein
©Artline films, DVgroup, Arte – juin 2018
Distribution – Diversion cinema