Vista mareJulia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
Although no one wants to admit it - everyone goes on holiday to the Adriatic Sea. Summer after summer, millions of tourists are attracted to the seemingly endless beaches between Lignano, Jesolo and Riccione. Rows of colourful umbrellas dominate the landscape, and amidst the cheerful hubbub, the "largest bathtub in Europe" lives up to its name. But behind all the summer dolce far niente lies a gigantic system that makes mass tourism possible. Vista Mare looks behind the scenes and tells the stories of the often overlooked people who work among plastic palm trees and pedal boats to keep the system running, giving the rest of us a place to finally take a break. Between summer dreams based on nostalgia and precarious seasonal contracts, Vista Mare searches for cracks in paradise, uses cinematic precision to highlight the contradictions and abysses between people within the Adriatic system, and questions the conditions within the tourism industry.