Hidden in the middle of an Italian forest there is an amazing giant kinetic fairground, it has been built over 40 years around a family run restaurant called Ai Pioppi. We came across this fascinating short film that documents the magic of this wonderful idea.
Hidden among the trees of an Italian forest, Bruno has been building swings, slides, seesaws, gyroscopes and roller-coasters for the last forty years. They are his passion and a way to attract clients to Ai Pioppi, the restaurant he runs with his family. Throughout this short documentary, his hand-powered toys move alongside his thoughts about existence and death; and why he spent more than half of his life creating rides.
Video by Fabrica.
Photos courtesy Oriol Ferrer Mesià who visited Ai Pioppi in 2011 with several friends.