Benoit Felici is a French-Italian filmmaker graduated from the ZeLIG film school in Italy.
His previous film “Unfinished Italy” was a journey into the remains of incomplete buildings and infrastructure, scattered throughout rural Italy, and which had turned into ruins. The film received 15 international awards (Documenta Madrid, Premiers Plans d’Angers) and was screened widely in the international film festivals circuit.
In THE REAL THING, Benoit follows the path that led him to “Unfinished Italy” and brings his reflection to a new focus: the world’s architectural replicas, the reality of life in fake surroundings.
In 2013 Benoit Felici received the Foundation Lagardère’s Excellence Grant as a documentary author.