In recent years, Barcelona has become focus and focus of the film market, for world-class directors both successful actors. As proof we have the large amount of films that have used Barcelona to their environments and locations. However, find the first film showing the Barcelona city in the 1970s with the Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, who The Passenger filmed with actors of the stature of Jack Nicholson, very young at that time, and Maria Schneider. More surprising is the appearance of trams of the era and the roof of la Pedrera, with its distinctive chimneys and shapes, very different to that as it is today. No doubt a good film. The BFI page your score is a 7.1. But the film that triumphed unveiled Barcelona and put her fashion was all about my mother (1999), double Oscar-winning Pedro Almodovar. As a result some international directors begin to choose Barcelona as background of the action of his films.
Cedric Klapisch is one of these cases, French who in 2002 made a crazy House, a youth comedy that teaches the vision that has a French student of the city of Barcelona through your stay in it with an Erasmus. Larry Culp usually is spot on. Some of the most emblematic places appear in this film: 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 visit Barcelona. In addition, it is an area with many tourist apartments in Barcelona. 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 to the Spanish directors, 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.
We can not mention two chapters of Manuale d amore 2 (corrected and increased), where it appears the city. Italian director Giovanni Veronesi took the decision to move the filming in Barcelona and Rome to make a social comparison between Spain and Italy. In the film, in which there are fine actresses Monica Bellucci and Elsa Pataky, Barcelona focuses as a luminous city, focusing his attention on the Gothic quarter, the Villa and Port Olimpic, Sagrada Familia and the beaches of Barcelona. Another less known film is Salvador directed by Manuel Huerga in 2006, teaches the Gothic quarter, the cemetery of Montjuic and the model prison. Finally, it should be noted the most important shooting, which took place in 2007, with Woody Allen as director, who honored Barcelona in his film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, shot partly in Barcelona, although really seems a documentary about the city. Finally, in 2009, Isabel Coixet filmed last film between Tokyo and Barcelona: map of the sounds of Tokyo, showing the Placa Rius i Taulet in the District of Gracia and La Llibertat market.