We chose nine movies that will make you travel without leaving home, from the hot streets of New York in the summer to the rugged North Island of New Zealand, the plains of Rajasthan or by the caves of the Father.
The cinema always helps us to travel to distant places, we discover countries, cities and landmarks without moving from the armchair (or sofa of the house). Today we bring you nine movies that you’ll be able to travel to a volcanic island in italy, hiking through the West Coast or agobiarte by the busy streets of the japanese capital.
1. Do you fancy a stroll along the boulevards of paris?: ‘A face with an angel’ (1957)
Nothing is gained in escapism and pure this music is as weird of Stanley Donen about the editor-in-chief of a magazine (Kay Thompson) who searches for the new face of fashion. With the help of a photographer (Fred Astaire) discovers Jo (Audrey Hepburn), a book store who, reluctantly, agrees to pose for them. In a blink of an eye, the trio ends up in Paris, where the musical numbers occur to the glamorous photo shoots in the Louvre, in the Tuileries garden, and on a barge on the Seine.
2. Do you miss the summer heat of New York?: ‘Do what you’ (1983)
Few films capture so well the energy crazed New York in the summer as the cult classic Spike Lee. A reflection on the relationships between the population racialized and police brutality (even though it leaves room for the comedy) that also has a colorful cast and a soundtrack that would mark an era. Lee plays Mookie, a young man who works delivering pizzas and living in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn); it all begins one day in which the inhabitants of the neighborhood you are opening the beer cold and making water wars to beat the heat, while, under the surface, begin to boil the tension.
3. Do you dream of an adventure to remote New Zealand?: ‘The legend of the whale’ (2002)
An epic story of the passage to maturity with much folklore native; in this gem of independent film from Niki Caro see Keisha Castle-Hughes getting into the skin of a girl maori who is determined to become the chief of her tribe, a role that has never fallen into the hands of a woman. To achieve this, you have to prove your worth by honoring their ancestors, learning to fight and retrieving a whale tooth that thrown to the sea. Filmed in Whangara, on the picturesque North island of New Zealand, is a great love letter to the endless beaches, the rugged cliffs and indigenous communities-laden history of the region.
4. Would you like to get lost in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo?: ‘Lost in Translation’ (2003)
Scarlett Johansson charms in this tale so moving to Sofia Coppola about two americans something altered that match in Tokyo. Plays Charlotte, a recent graduate who is traveling with her husband (a photographer) when she meets Bob (Bill Murray), an actor who is living out his midlife crisis. You will make friends and pass the bar to the sleeping rooms of karaoke badly lit of the city, to the bustling regions commercial, the taverns of sushi and the silent sanctuaries: there is born his love to the time you fall in love with the city.
5. Do a bit of road for South america?: ‘The motorcycle diaries’ (2004)
In 1952, Che Guevara (Gael García Bernal) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) embark on the trip of a lifetime: 8000 kilometres to tour Latin america, from Buenos Aires to Venezuela. The story that gun Walter Salles on this adventure runs at a speed fast-paced the Andes, the Atacama desert and the Amazon of Peru, and reflects the crippling poverty that are in the way. An unforgettable trip that will mark the ideals of the Che and, in turn, the future of the continent.
6. How and what to get on a train in the middle of the night to go to India?: ‘Trip to Darjeeling’ (2007)
Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman play three brothers who are killing in this comedy of crazy that signature Wes Anderson. The trio meets in a train with that will go through India to find themselves, although, in reality, are with a trip chaotic, full of fistfights, moments of comedy, slapstick and a bit of romantic intrigue. It is worth especially for its wonderful scenery and the hilarious interpretations, not to mention the spectacular views of the arid plains of Rajasthan that you see through the windows of the train.
7. What an adventure that will change your life for the scenery americans?: ‘Wild soul’ (2014)
The fascinating landscapes of the trail of the massif of the Pacific, a route of 4265 kilometres away from the deserts of california to the forests of Washington, serve as the backdrop in this touching drama from Jean-Marc Vallée. Her protagonist, Reese Witherspoon (as Cheryl Strayed), embarks on this path alone to recuperate after a personal tragedy. You lose, you get tired, but also makes friends along the way that remind you of the strength you have and the redemptive power of travel.
8. What a walk on a volcanic island of italy?: ‘Blinded by the sun’ (2015)
This thriller is so sexy Luca Guadagnino is set on the Italian island of Pantelleria, an oasis of winding roads and restaurants on the mountain. Focuses on the story of a singer (Tilda Swinton) and her lover (Matthias Schoenaerts), who spend the days swimming, hiking, and enjoying after-dinner endless in courtyards bathed in the sun… Until an old friend (Ralph Fiennes) with his enigmatic daughter (Dakota Johnson) to make a surprise visit. You will feel like the arrival of summer (and to steal the wardrobe to Swinton).
9. Do a little bit of national tourism?: ‘Pain and glory’ (2019)
Reflexive and ironic, the movie semiautobiográfica of Pedro Almodóvar portrays Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a filmmaker in crisis. Consumed by apathy, the mind of Mallo dives into his colorful childhood in the sixties, when she moved to the city “magic” of Paternal, in the Levant, with his mother (Penelope Cruz): caves, white-washed, crystal-clear rivers and endless fields, an inspiring place and that gives the film a patina melancholy of paradise lost.