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The real thing VR

What is it like to live in monumental architectural copies of buildings located on a completely different continent?

The VR-documentary “The real thing VR” offers an immersion into a life-size Chinese copy of large districts of European cities. The user explores Paris Tiandu Cheng, Venice Water-Town and the London Tower Bridge, all located in the region of Shanghai. Through brief encounters with the inhabitants talking about their home, their aspirations and their activities, we are confronted with a strange…

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    Technical Info & Short Credits

    TV: 54 min. / VR: 17 min.
    Live action
    A film by
    Benoit Felici
    Benoit Felici and Mathias Chelebourg
    A co-production
    ARTE France, Artline Films and DV Group (France 2018 - 17 min.)

    Nominations and awards

    • WinnerLichter Filmfest Frankfurt InternationalVIRTUAL REALITY STORYTELLING
    • WinnerNew Images 2018 (Paris)Masque d'or / Best immersive experience
    • WinnerSandbox Immersive Festival 2018 (Qingdao, China)Best 360 experience
    • WinnerGuanajuato International Film Festival 2018 (Mexico)Best film in VR