Director: Ella Raidel • Austria
This surreal, exquisitely framed documentary looks at the construction of a near-exact replica of a scenic Austrian town—cobblestone by cobblestone—in an undeveloped Chinese tract of land. In a style both entrancing and playful, the film questions the difference between real and imagined, model and reality, raising thought-provoking questions about the nature of authenticity and happiness. Features insightful interviews with urban planners, designers, and trailblazing Beijing architect Ma Yansong.
Language: German, Mandarin
Run Time: 74 Min.
Festival Program: Spotlight Architecture, Documentary
Official Website: http://www.sixpackfilmdata.com/filmdb_display.php?id=2170&len=en