A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.
Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena. Written by
The Spanish actor who has dubbed Woody Allen's voice in several Spanish and Catalan versions of his films for over twenty years appears in the film. See more »
(at around 1 min) After Maria Elena moves in, they are having breakfast outdoors. Juan Antonio serves coffee for Cristina and takes the sugar bowl which is in front of Maria Elena in the foreground, and puts it in front of Cristina. The sugar bowl travels back and forth (three times) during the scene. See more »
Vicky and Cristina decided to spend the summer in Barcelona. Vicky was completing her master's in Catalan Identity, which she had become interested in through her great affection for the architecture of Gaudí. Cristina, who spent the last six months writing, directing, and acting in a 12-minute film which she then hated, had just broken up with yet another boyfriend and longed for a change of scenery. Everything fell into place when a distant relative of Vicky's family who lived in...
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Who are these people? do they exist anywhere? What are they for? What do they live on? why is anyone who actually works for a living depicted as a schmuck? Who talks like this? What purpose is there in making a film about them? How can a purportedly intelligent filmmaker reference Spanish identity and yet present the country (especially Barcelona) as a series of banal tourist postcards and cultural clichés? Does Woody Allen now live totally in his imagination? What's the intended audience for this unreal farrago? When are talented actors going to realise that adding a modern Woody Allen film to their CV is a negative? When am I going to stop watching Woody Allen films in the hope that he'll rediscover a relevant muse - or even the ability to entertain?
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