I love Benidorm

by Gaetano Crivaro, Mario Romanazzi Italia 2009 28'

Cabanyal, a section of Valencia, has been targeted for a controversial redevelopment project that calls for the demolition of the old barrio buildings, declared Heritage of Cultural Interest in 1993, to make room for high-rises. Just like Benidorm, a tourist center with beachfront hotels symbolizing the cementation of Spain's coastline. Its ironic title alluding to scores of other seaside resorts, the film takes a critical view of urban redevelopment projects overcast by clouds of corruption and speculation. Facing the authorities and profit-hungry investors are the local residents determined to defend their homes and sense of neighborhood.<%YOUTUBE=lHlu7DjUJE0%>

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Italia

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23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

29 May - 03 June 2020
TORINO

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