Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Barcelona with Vicky and Cristina

Love raised to the power of not just two, not three, but four.

That would probably best describe, in my own opinion, this very engaging and compelling film written and directed by Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona tells us the story of two young ladies, Vicky and Christina, who spenttheir summer in the land of art and erotism, Barcelona. Vicky, engaged to Doug, is taking up her Catalan studies and firmly roots herself to this safe relationship, while Cristina is a happy-go-lucky woman who doesn't believe what Vicky does.

Their summer is falling into the right path not until they meet Juan Antonio, a painter who just had a divorce with Maria Elena, a tempestuous artist.

I should say that Penelope Cruz truly deserved the Oscars recognition. I haven't seen her act but she was superb, exhilarating, at that.

Javier Bardem, on the other hand, is truly sexy - sexy in the most professional and actor way. He may not have won the Academy, but his acting powers proved superior in Gaudi Awards, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Awards.

Rebecca Hall is enthralling. Her acting prowess proved best in London Critics Circle Film Awards, Gotham Awards, and Golden Globe Awads to name a few. What made her won the judges' nod is her undeniable passion. She was not the best in the pool of cast, but she definitely stood out.

Who would not applaud the screenplay? Woody Allen definitely gave out his best shot.

Let's not forget the film's outstanding cinematography - truly capturing the beauty of Barcelona. It was perfect for the film and for the scenery of the location. Truly breath-taking.

The film stirred my interest in art and architecture. It made me think on attending a seminar or two. Why not? Nothing's too late.

It even lured me to, someday, be Vicky Cristina Barcelona.