Monday, 17 November 2008

Shooting in Barcelona

Pedro Almodóvar, Tom Tykwer, Cédric Klapisch, Giovanni Veronesi, Peter Greenaway, Alejandro Amenabar, Fernando Trueba and Woody Allen are just some of the directors who have used the city as a location for their films.

Turisme de Barcelona and the Escola Universitària d'Hoteleria i Turisme CETT-UB, are launching a series of themed itineraries, called Barcelona Movie Walks, about films shot in Barcelona. You can find different walking tours:

- Pedro Almodovar's Barcelona based on his film "All about My Mother", which was mainly shot in Barcelona in 1998. For the first time, Almodóvar decided that the main setting for one of his films would be Barcelona instead Madrid, and feature such well-known landmarks as the Sagrada Familia and the Palau de la Música Catalana.

- Erasmus Students' Barcelona based on the film "L'Auberge Espagnole", shot in Paris and Barcelona in 2001 and considered to be the first Erasmus movie. In the words of the director Cédric Klapisch, Barcelona was the ideal city to shoot this film, because it is highly photogenic. He also added that it is a city that has attained a mythical status for many young people in Europe who dream of visiting it.

- The Barcelona of Perfume based on the film "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer", which was filmed in Barcelona, Catalonia and Provence in 2005. Barcelona provided the ideal natural setting in order to recreate 18th-century Paris. The streets, squares and buildings in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and other parts of te city brought to life the story of an obsession based around scents and perfumes.

- Barcelona of Manuale d'Amore based on the film "Manuale d'Amore 2", which was filmed in Rome and Barcelona in 2006. The Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, the Olympic Village, the Olympic Marina and the beaches of the Barceloneta are just some of the locations that show us a Mediterranean city stepped in history.

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1 comment:

boliveros said...

I think "An auberge spagnole" is a movie that portrays Barcelona in a beautiful way.

I honestly wanted to go to Parc Guell so badly, just because it looked amazing in the film.

And it interesting how filmakers that are not from the city, or not even spaniards, see and show the city to others through cinema in such beautiful way.