It is one of the most visited cities in all of Europe. The photogenic nature of the Catalan capital is unquestionable. This, along with its variety of urban environments, are two of its great attractions. For this reason, it is not surprising that numerous films have been filmed in Barcelona, some by the sea, others in the Barcelona of design and many others in its historic quarter.
When you walk through Barcelona you can hear practically all the languages of the world. Well, in the same way, It has been directors of the most varied origins who have chosen Barcelona as their film set. Let’s check it out with this unique Barcelona billboard.
1. Barcelona Movies: Everything about my mother
Pedro Almodóvar is considered essentially a director from Madrid, but curiously enough, some of his best films have been recorded outside the Spanish capital. Some have been shot in La Mancha, his native region, and others in Barcelona, like the masterpiece that it is Everything about my mother. In it we discover the streets of the Raval or the Montjuïc cemetery.
two. Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona
Another director we all associate with a city other than Barcelona is Woody Allen, who is quickly relatable to New York. And yet the Catalan capital was the stage to bring together several movie stars and extensively show us the most glamorous areas of the city.
3. The reporter
Again, movie stars like Jack Nicholson came to Barcelona to make this 1975 film. But now the director was the Italian Antonioni, who was able to perfectly integrate the best of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture into his espionage plot.
Four. a crazy house
Modernist architecture also has an important protagonist in this French film of a crazy house. Although, the truth is that at times It is almost a report on the Ciudad Condal with abundant images of its most emblematic places, such as Las Ramblas.
5. the scentand
An international production, one more in Barcelona. Now to film the medieval plot of Perfume. It is a story published in the book of the same name by the writer Patrick Süskind, who set his aromatic novel in Grasse, in French Provence. But the film version was filmed in places such as Pueblo Españollocated on the hill of Montjuïc.
Also the plot of beautiful is certainly sordid, or rather very hard, since we are before an authentic drama dominated by two Oscar-winning names. On the one hand, we must mention the Mexican director Alejandro González Iñarritu and, on the other, the Spanish actor Javier Bardem. They and the rest of the cast overwhelm us in the darkest neighborhoods of Barcelona.
7. hunt the killer
Bardem also appears in this other film with an international cast, whose protagonist is Sean Penn. The truth is the best thing about the film is the tone of denunciation it has about arms trafficking globally. Although, to be fair, it is not a marvel of the seventh art.
8. The Machinist
It may be more interesting The Machinist. It’s a Hollywood production It really is set in California, but curiously they recorded in Catalonia. They did it in places like Sabadell, Terrassa or the historic Tibidabo amusement park.
9. Three meters over the sky
the romance of Three meters over the sky, as its sequel I desire you, imagined its author Federico Moccia in Rome. But instead, the respective films were recorded in different towns in Cataloniaboth on the Costa Brava and in places near Barcelona.
10. The last days
Now that our cities show empty streets to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, this list of Barcelona movies could not end with another title that was not The last daysof the year 2013. In it we see the Via Laietana, the Arc de Triomphe or the Agbar Tower without people around. And all because of a mysterious and contagious disease. Any resemblance to reality is pure coincidence!