The Venice syndrome

2012, 80 mins, color, Germany (Italian with English subtitles)
Andreas Pichler

Venice turns into a ghost town at nightfall. Entire quarters, long since abandoned by their inhabitants, stand empty, their structures merely providing a myth to serve business interests. Twenty million foreigners visited the city in 2012, Venice’s own urban life has almost collapsed, it scarcely still exists. The film shows what remains of Venetian life: a subculture of tourist service industries, a port for monstrous cruisers which is waiting to be expanded, Venetians who are moving to the mainland as there are no longer affordable apartments to be found.

9th March, 17:30
Screened together with Modular space.
After screening a discussion on tourism and architecture moderated by Bálint Kádár.
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