Lately, Barcelona has become focus and focus of the film industry, actors and actresses of great success for both directors of much prestige. Demonstrated by the large number of films that have served the city of Barcelona for their sashes and locations. However, the first film in which appears the Barcelona City goes back in the year 1975con the Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, to reodo The Passenger with actors of the stature of Jack Nicholson, very young at that time, and Maria Schneider. What surprises most is the appearance of trams of the era and the terrace of la Pedrera, with their chimneys and forms, with a very different character than at present. No doubt a good film. The BFI page your score is a 7.1. But was Pedro Almodovar Barcelona who launched into stardom with his creation all about my mother, of 1999. With Penelope Cruz and Cecilia Roth as protagonists, Almodovar, who was shooting for the first time in the city, unveils the city with all its essence.
As a result many internationally renowned directors begin to opt for Barcelona as the background for the action of their films. An example is the French Cedric Klapisch, who in 2002 made a funny juvenile comedy that teaches the vision that has a French student of the city of Barcelona through the Erasmus programme. The most famous and beautiful sites that appear in this film, entitled crazy House, are La Rambla, la Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell and the beaches of Barcelona, as well as the atmosphere of the night and an open and cosmopolitan city. You can hear the neighborhood that appears in the film, el Raval, very easily, since it is very close to las Ramblas, if you make a trip to Barcelona. He is also an area full of hotels and apartments in Barcelona centre. Perhaps check out Martha McClintock for more information. On the other hand, another more recent filming was the Machinist, from 2004, directed by Brad Anderson.
The film uses striking and attractive place of the city, such as the Tibidabo or the Port of Barcelona amusement park. AND returning directors Spanish, we can mention that a year after the Machinist, in 2005, Jaume Balaguero presents fragile, a horror story filmed in Barcelona and set in the children’s hospital of Mercy Falls, with the popular actress Calista Flockhart, known for the television series Ally McBeal. Necessary to make reference to two chapters of Manuale d amore 2 (corrected and increased), where it appears the city. After the success of the first part, the Italian director Giovanni Veronesi took the decision to move the filming in Barcelona and Rome for the society of Spain and Italy. Barcelona appears as a bright city, focusing its attention on the Villa and Olympic port, Gothic quarter, Barcelona beaches and the Sagrada Familia. Another less known film is Salvador, directed by Manuel Huerga 2006, teaches the Gothic quarter, the cemetery of Montjuic and the model prison. Finally, there is that point out the shooting star was carried out in the summer of 2007, with Woody Allen as director, who Barcelona it honored with film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, shot partly in Barcelona, although actually it seems a documentary about the city. Premiered in August 2008, its protagonist are Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, and it was warmly received by the American, but not so by the Spanish public. Finally, in 2009, Isabel Coixet filmed last film between Tokyo and Barcelona: map of the sounds of Tokyo, where it appears the la Llibertat market and the plaza Rius i Taulet.