Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Synopsis: Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: The Weinstein Co.
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 53 nominations.
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96 min

Vicky and Cristina decided. spend the summer in Barcelona.

Vicky was completing her master's. Catalan Identity...

...which she had become

interested in through.

...her great affection for

the architecture of Gaudi.

Cristina, who spent the

last six months writing...

...directing and acting in...

...a 12-minute film which

she then hated...

...had just broken up with

yet another boyfriend...

...and longed for a change of scenery.

Everything fell into place

when a distant relative.

...of Vicky's family

who lived in Barcelona...

...offered to put both girls up

for July and August.

The two had been

close since college.

...and shared the same tastes.

...and opinions on most matters.

Yet when it came

to the subject of love... would be hard to find.

...two more dissimilar


Vicky had no tolerance for pain.

...and no lust for combat.

She was grounded and realistic.

Her requirements in a man.

were seriousness and stability.

She had become engaged to.

Doug because he was decent

and successful...

...and understood the beauty

of commitment.

Yeah, I miss you, too.

Cristina, on the other hand...

...expected something very

different out of love.

She reluctantly accepted

suffering as. inevitable component

of deep passion...

...and was resigned to putting.

...her feelings at risk.

If you asked what she was gambling

her emotions on to win...

...she would have been unable to say.

She knew what she didn't want,


And that was exactly what Vicky

valued above all else.

- You're Vicky.

- Yes, yes.

You're so grown up.

It's been a while.

It's great to see you.

Welcome to Barcelona.

Cristina, I'm Judy.

This is your room.

I put you together.

Judy, thank you so much

for having me here.

It was so last-minute

and you don't know me at all.

To include me is so sweet of you.

It's so nice to have

a little action around here.

It's been so quiet since

Arthur went off to college.

After the girls unpacked

and Judy's husband, Mark... home from the golf course,

lunch was served.

We have a beautiful home.

We've really come

to love it.

He makes friends with anybody a

nd speaks the language... he was like, "Whee!"

You learned just fine.

What do you do, Cristina?

I am currently at liberty.

Come on.

She made a film.

- How exciting.

- It was 12 minutes.

What was it about?


It was about why love is

so hard to define.

That's a mighty big subject

to handle in 12 minutes.

Vicky, you're getting

your master's in...

Yeah, my master's

in Catalan Identity.

What do you plan

on doing with that?

I don't know.

Maybe teaching, maybe curating.

You don't have to do something.

She's marrying this

wonderful man in the fall.

...and all her conflicts

will be resolved...

...when he makes her pregnant.

Now that Judy's decided

your future...

To your summer in Barcelona.



In the days that followed...

Vicky and Cristina drank

in the artistic.

...treasures of the city.

They particularly enjoyed

the works of Gaudi and Miro.

Once, Mark and Judy invited

Vicky and Cristina. go sailing with them

on Mark's boat.

With Cristina in mind,

Mark and Judy asked along.

...the son of one

of his business partners... eligible young man Mark

thought she might like.

My dream is to accumulate

enough wealth, sail off. an island and spend

my days snorkeling.

I'm actually

a snorkeling nut.

Have you ever snorkeled before?


Charles and Cristina.

were not a match

made in heaven.

Vicky, meanwhile,


...every aspect of Catalan life...

...even getting a tour

of the market.

...and a local restaurant,

to delve into Catalan cooking.

On balmy summer nights,

the girls would sometimes.

...go hear Spanish guitar music...

...which never failed to move.

Vicky in some magical way.

One evening,

Mark and Judy took them. the opening

of a friend's art gallery.

Many local artists

and a number.

...of collectors attended.

- Do you like them?

- I do.

Thank you for taking us.

We buy from this gallery.

Mark has commissioned this artist... do a series of pictures.

...for his office walls.

Is that the artist over there?

In the red?

No, no. That's not...

Alfred is, um...

He's the gentleman

in the linen coat right there.

That's him.

I don't know who that is.

Mark? Who is the gentleman

in the red shirt over there?

Who is it?

He's a painter.

Remember? Diego told us about him.

He had that fiery relationship.

with that beautiful

woman who was nuts.

The violent fighting

and the messy divorce.

It was in all the newspapers.

Oh, my God.

His name is

Juan Antonio Gonzalo...

...and he had

this hot divorce.

...and she tried to kill him.

Or he tried to kill her.

It was this really

big thing in the art world.

I can't remember the details.

We don't move

in those bohemian circles... I don't know.

Vicky and Cristina

left the art gallery.

...and decided

to go for dinner.

They strolled

past the church. the wonderful

summer night air...

while people celebrated...

...finally winding up

around midnight. a little restaurant.

It's nice to be able

to not have to worry.

...about if some place

is going to stay open.

Yeah, but we probably should. worrying about our dreams.

Who are you looking at?

Isn't that the painter.

we just saw at the gallery?

Oh, yeah.

He's the...

...painter with the bad divorce.

Mark told us.

I was half listening.

He keeps looking over here.

Because you keep

provoking contact.

I'm not provoking contact.

You've been throwing him little.

...looks all night.

I'm just drinking my wine.

Yeah, of course you are.

You must be doing something.

...because he's coming over.


I'm Cristina and this

is my friend, Vicky.

What color are your eyes?

They're blue.

I would like to invite you

both to come with me to Oviedo.

To come where?

To Oviedo.

For the weekend.

We leave in one hour.

Where is Oviedo?

A very short flight.

By plane?

What's in Oviedo?

A sculpture that is

very inspiring to me.

A very beautiful sculpture.

You'll love it.

You're asking us

to fly to Oviedo and back?

No, we'll spend the weekend.

I'll show you around the city.

We'll eat well,

we'll drink good wine...

we'll make love.

Who exactly is going

to make love?

Hopefully, the three of us.

- Oh, my God.

- I'll get your bill.

This guy doesn't beat

around the bush.

Look, senor, maybe

in a different life.

Why not?

Life is short.

Life is dull.

Life is full of pain.

This is a chance

for something special.


Who exactly are you?

I am Juan Antonio.

And you are...

...Vicky, and you are Cristina.


Or is it the

other way around?

It could be the

other way around...

...because either of us.

will do to keep

the bed warm.

I get it.

Well, you are both so

lovely and beautiful.

Well, thank you...

...but we do not fly

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