Discover why Malaga has been a shooting location of many Films from around the world. The weather and the great variety of beautiful sceneries makes it ideal to use Malaga as a film location.
With the arrival of spring, Malaga celebrates one of the most important festivals in Spain from the 21st to the 29th of March. During this week the entire city is decorated with red carpets and it will not be difficult to encounter international celebrities in the small streets of Malaga. This is the reason why we devote this month’s post to the so-called seventh art, the films, and the reasons for using Malaga as a film location. In addition, it is about how we can use these movies to improve our Spanish.
Due to the warm climate and over 300 days of sunshine a year, it has the ideal conditions to use Malaga as a film location and shoot different kinds of movies and adverts all day every day. One can find old movies filmed in Malaga such as Los últimos de Filipinas by Antonio Román (1945), modern productions such as La Caja 507 by Enrique Urzibu (2001) or El Camino de los Ingleses (2006), by the famous director and actor Antonio Banderas who himself was born in this beautiful city.
The international movie industry has also been interested in Malaga’s great film potential and shot movies such as Par un Beau matin d’etè by Jacques Deray (1965), Lost command by Mark Robson (1966) or most recently El Puente de San Luis Rey by Mary McGuckian (2004) and Soldier of God von David Hogan (2005) here.
It is no surprise that the most famous directors choose this city as a set for their works because of its variety of historic buildings, streets and plazas, beaches and promenades, bridges, tunnels and green parks.
Read our next post of films, which will make you feel proud to be able to speak Spanish.
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