The European Movie Academy is highlighting 35 areas in Europe which symbolize the “Treasures of European Movie Tradition”.
The Trevi Fountain in Rome, the Notting Hill Bookshop in London, the Outdated Royal Naval School in Greenwich, the Institut Lumière in Lyon, the Bergman Museum on the island of Faro and the Odessa Stairs…
In whole, 35 museums, monuments, but in addition locations and landscapes have been recognized by the European Movie Academy as belonging to European cinematographic reminiscence.
Euronews spoke to the director of the European Movie Academy, Matthijs Wouter Knoll.
“The European Movie Academy determined to honour these locations and provides them a particular standing, as is the case in lots of international locations when speaking about heritage,” explains Wouter Knoll.
“We needed to do the identical for European movie historical past, one of many oldest (movie) histories on the earth. Individuals are very within the classics, and displaying them, displaying the locations the place they had been made, the place individuals have reminiscences of them. It is a crucial a part of the work we will do – to broaden the viewers serious about cinema in Europe.”
The checklist of “Treasures of European Movie Tradition” is rising yearly…
Among the many 35 present websites is Babelsberg Studio.
Based in 1912, it nonetheless one of the enticing on the earth for giant productions, and, in fact, the cradle of German cinema.
Positioned in Potsdam-Babelsberg outdoors Berlin, it’s the second oldest large-scale movie studio on the earth (solely preceded by the Danish Nordisk Movie), and Europe’s largest movie studio.
Among the many motion pictures filmed there are classics like Robert Wiene’s The Cupboard of Dr. Caligari and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
Newer productions embrace Captain America: Civil Struggle, Inglourious Basterds, The Grand Budapest Lodge and The Matrix Resurrections.
In Andalusia, the Plaza de España in Seville has simply been listed as having been used as a set for numerous masterpieces – from Lawrence of Arabia to Star Wars.
Lastly, the Sète seashores within the south of France had been the setting for greater than 100 movies, together with these of the unforgettable and much-missed Agnès Varda, who was one of many biggest ambassadors of Sète… and of cinema.