And the Oscar goes to...
28/02/19

It is a wonderful backdrop – an exceptional building not to be missed if you come to Barcelona. In this Gaudí building, international films have been made, and we have been visited by famous artists, such as Woody Allen, Scarlett Johanson, Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.

These two took part in one of the most outstanding films made at La Pedrera-the Milà House – "The Passenger", directed by Michelangelo Antonioni – which brought Nicholson and Schneider together on La Pedrera’s terrace in 1975. In its day it was a great advertisement for the city because they were two leading figures of cinema at the time and for the decade that followed.

Thanks to Merli’s unpublished story, in Unknown La Pedrera, we can discover a treasure of Swiss cinema "L'Inconnu de Shandigor” (1967), a parody of James Bond-style spy movies filmed almost entirely at the Milà House.

La Pedrera The Passenger

Many other films have been made in Barcelona, and La Pedrera - Casa Mila appears in all of them:

  • 1960 – “Gaudí”, directed by Josep Maria Argemí
  • 1963 – “No temas a la ley”, directed by Víctor Merenda
  • 1968 – “Biotaxia”, directed by José María Nunes
  • 1969 – “España otra vez”, directed by Jaime Camino
  • 1967 – “L’inconnu de Shandigor”, directed by Jean-Louis Roy
  • 1975 – “The Passenger”, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
  • 1981 – “Vértigo en Manhattan”, directed by Gonzalo Herralde
  • 1982 – “Jugando con la muerte”, directed by José Antonio de la Loma
  • 1984 – “Últimas tardes con Teresa”, directed by Gonzalo Herralde
  • 1989 – “Gaudí”, directed by Manuel Huerga
  • 1992 – “Los mares del sur”, directed by Manuel Esteban
  • 1994 – “Souvenir”, directed by Rosa Vergés
  • 1995 – “Costa Brava”, directed by Marta Balletbò-Coll
  • 1997 – “Marius y Jeannette”, directed by Robert Guédiguian
  • 2001 – “Gaudi Afternoon”, directed by Susan Seidelman
  • 2002 – “Manjar de amor”, directed by Ventura Pons
  • 2008 – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, directed by Woody Allen
  • 2014 – “Rastres de sàndal”, directed by Maria Ripoll 

Is the list going to be extended?