One of my main goals abroad in Belgium is to watch as many international films as I can. My goal in life is to become an international producer so I figured abroad would be a great opportunity to watch international films. The first film I saw in Belgium was L’Auberge Espagnol during my French class. For my next film I figured I try my host moms DVD collection (she has a lot of movies.) I decided to watch Vicky Cristina Barcelona. It starts Javier Bardem, Pènelope Cruz, and Scarlett Johansson. It’s a Woody Allen film and was a part of the Festival De Cannes, which celebrates and promotes international films.
The movie is based in Barcelona, Spain. Two friends Vicky and Cristina go off to spend the summer in Spain. Vicky is engaged to be married and Cristina and still trying to find herself. One night during dinner they meet an artist Juan Antonio who turns their summer upside down. With an intensive, romantic, sexual and rough past with his ex-wife Maria Elena, Juan Antonio’s thoughts of her remain with him during his encounters with Vicky and Cristina. Until, one day Maria Elena returns to create a spiral of crazy between the four characters.
It was a great movie which I truly recommend. Pènelope Cruz did a great job as Maria Elena and definitely stood out throughout the movie.
There is so much international films have to offer can’t wait to watch my next film 🙂