Barcelona is truly a city for the cinema. From El Principal de l’Eixample we will review some of the films shot in Barcelona in the last few years. Will you join us?
¨Everything about my mother¨ (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999)
The cementery of Montjuich is the setting for the funeral of Rosa (played by Penelope Cruz). In fact, it is on its stone stairway that two of the characters Manuela (Celia Roth) and Lola (Toni Cantó), meet again after a few years apart.
¨A madhouse¨ (Cedric Klapisch, 2002)
A madhouse (its original title is ‘L’auberge espagnol’) talks about the trials and tribulations of Xavier, a young Frenchman who comes to study in Barcelona in the last year of his career,thanks to an Erasmus grant. The film, released in 2002, takes you throughout the city: from Plaza Cataluña to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), the Ramblas, the Plaza Real, Barceloneta, the Sagrada Familia and the Park Güell.
¨(REC)¨ ( Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza,2007)
Barcelona made a name for itself in the world of terror on being the setting for the film ‘(REC)’. Since then the property in Rambla Catalunya has become a place of pilgrimage for lovers of the genre.The film is based on the panic lived by the reporter Angela and her cameraman Pablo, both trapped while filming a documentary about the activity of firefighters after an emergency call.
¨Vicky Cristina Barcelona¨(Woody Allen 2008)
Barcelona is once again the centre of world attention thanks to this Woody Allen film. Places such as the Pedrera, the Sagrada Familia, the Rambla, the Ciutadella and Park Güell are the main scenarios.
¨The Sunday Illness¨(Ramón Salazar, 2017)
This intimist drama was filmed in Barcelona, to be precise, in the salon of the Hotel Palace in the Gran Vía. It is at a banquet in this luxurious place that Chiara, Lennie’s character, is reunited with her mother Anabel, played by Sánchez, who had abandoned her 35 years earlier and, to be exact, on a Sunday.
After this journey through the films shot in Barcelona in the last few years, nothing better than a meal at El Principal de l’Eixample. If you still have not read our menu, what are you waiting for to reserve your table?