Vacation to Corsica: 7 films shot on the island of beauty

Corsican films

We gave you several itineraries to visit Corsica. But could cinema remain indifferent to a place whose nickname is the island of beauty? Of course not. As these 7 films shot in Corsica demonstrate. Seven stages of a peculiar journey to discover the beauty of nature and the magic of cinema.

  1. Corsica. It is a collective film shot in 1991, it consists of five episodes (Stonde, Stonde, le ortiche di Seneca, Per sbaglio, Evviva la nazione, Lo schiaffo, La polveriera): each episode lasts about 15 minutes and is shot by a different director.
  2. Cela s’appelle l’aurore (This is called dawn, Luis Buñuel, 1955). Valerio is a young doctor who decides to hide his friend Renzo, a worker who killed his boss. The whole film is shot in Corsica.
  3. The longest day (Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck, 1962). Among the films about the D-Day, this is one of the most famous. For the scene of the Normandy landings, the chosen location was Saleccia beach, near Saint Florent.
  4. The man from London (Béla Tarr, 2007). From the homonymous novel by Georges Simenon, the protagonist is a pointsman, witness of a murder. The noir atmosphere of the port of Bastia was perfect for this film.
  5. L’Enquête Corse (The Corsican investigation, Alain Berberian, 2004). Jean Reno and Caterina Murino are the protagonists of a comedy based entirely on the language differences (and misunderstandings) between the French and the Corsican languages. It was shot between Ajaccio and Ile-Rousse.
  6. Apache (Thierry de Peretti, 2013). The film is focused on the “evil” part of Corsica. It is filmed near Porto Vecchio.
  7. A very long engagement (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004). The last is, maybe, the most famous among the films shot in Corsica. It is a love story that takes place during the First World War. Audrey Tautou is Mathilde, a young woman who, lame due polio, will do everything to find her boyfriend, a missing soldier.


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