Vacation to Corsica: 7 films shot on the island of beauty
- Published: 9 December 2015
- Category: Things to Do
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Apache (Thierry de Peretti, 2013). The film is focused on the “evil” part of Corsica. It is filmed near Porto Vecchio.
- 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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