18 July, 21h at Fabra i Coats

“Unfinished buildings have the beauty of this which could have been. Of this which is not yet there. Of this which might be one day.”
(Inspired by “Le temps en ruines” by Marc Augé)

Italy, home of ruins: A foray into the unfinished, Italy’s most prominent architectural style between the end of WW2 and the present day.

Buildings in a limbo between perfection and nothingness, given up on halfway through their construction, fallen into ruin before they were ever used, are an integral part of the Italian architectural landscape: Stadiums without audiences, hospitals without patients, theatres that after 50 years have not yet seen their premiere.
This is a study of the potential value of unfinished buildings in Italy and of man’s ability to adapt them to his everyday needs. These ruins, whose future has already passed and whose present carries the taste of an eternal wait, act as an invitation to meditate about time.

Architecture of the unfinished: A journey through Italy’s modern-day ruins. A foray into the symbols of an age uncertain about its future and the people who re- invented these paradoxical products of political corruption.Here, the unfinished becomes a source of creativity…


Benoit Felici _ Director

Benoit Felici is a french-italian documentary filmmaker based in Paris.
He graduated at the Italian film School for documentary – ZeLIG.
Attracted by abstract and aesthetics places and landscapes he is based on the reality and tragicomic characters to draw his stories, as in Unfinished Italy, winner of several international awards ( CNC special mention for the best Italian short film 2011) and selected for the Clermont-Ferrand international film festival 2011.
Before coming back to France, he has worked with various production companies in Italy, Germany and Canada.