Hello, my people! If the moment calls for caution in displacements around the world due to the coronavirus, we can travel without leaving home. There are so many incredible places in this world that have served as a location for movies and series. And that’s where we’re going…
BARCELONA, SPAIN – VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. A Woody Allen film starring actress Penélope Cruz, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her brilliant performance in this romantic tangle. As a backdrop, the artistic city of Barcelona gives the perfect touch, with works by Gaudí, such as Parque Guell, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. A city I love and a movie I’ve watched several times and recommend.
ROME, ITALY – THE GREAT BEAUTY. This is a city that has the power to make me shiver with its tremendous historical legacy. And it has served as the stage for many of Fellini’s films. For Roma is the protagonist of the feature by Paolo Sorrentino, winner of the Oscar for best foreign film. Everything revolves around Jep, a writer who goes through a period of stagnation after launching a masterpiece. The imposing Colosseum and the streets of Rome, such as Via Veneto, accompany Jep’s walks and reflections. We follow him on this side of the screen.
AIT BEN HADD, MOROCCO – GAME OF THRONES. The American series, created by David Benioff, was well applauded by critics and received several awards, including Emmy and Golden Globe awards. When visiting the village of Ait Ben Haddou, in Morocco, I felt like I was on the set. This was one of the locations used for filming the episodes. The 11th century village is a step back in time and a tremendous journey. Amazing!
TOKYO, JAPAN – LOST IN TRANSLATION. This film was shot in the effervescent city of Tokyo. The plot tells the story of an actor who goes to the Japanese capital to shoot a commercial. Due to the time zone, he is unable to sleep and goes to the hotel bar, where he meets young Charlotte. Together, they walk through the streets of Tokyo, trying to find each other. A treat for the eyes. Tokyo is an exciting city. It needs to be translated without haste.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – RIO. A delicious adventure that tells the story of the blue macaw that was born in Brazil, but was captured and raised in the United States. To keep the species almost in extinction, Blu is brought to Brazil to date Jade. The couple of macaws live dangerous moments while flying around the city and get into trouble. Rio’s postcards steal the spotlight: Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Ipanema … The animation was directed by Carlos Saldanha in an American studio. Worth watching!
Here are five suggestions for you to enjoy good performances and beautiful places in the world, without leaving your home. Take care!!! Wash your hands a lot and do your part.
A huge kiss and see you next week.