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Movies in San Gimignano

San Gimignano has been the stage for numerous films and we at the Hotel Casolare le Terre Rosse wanted to deepen this subject with Bruno Squartini , our trusted environmental guide, a great connoisseur and enthusiast of our territory and our friend.

The medieval architecture of San Gimignano has captured the interest of numerous directors, including Franco Zeffirelli who has chosen San Gimignano as the set of two films Fratello Sole, Sister Luna on the life and works of Saint Francis of Assisi and Tea with Mussolini, a film shot in the period of the Second World War, which highlights the historical-artistic charm of Italy.

Roberto Rossellini set in our small village the Age of Cosimo de 'Medici in 1973, in which he tells the life of Cosimo, the rise of the Medici and the epochal changes in the politics and economy of society after the dark ages of the Middle Ages .

Then in 1979 the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani shot Il Prato. In this film, San Gimignano was the place of encounter and love between Eugenia, played by Isabella Rossellini, and Enzo, played by Michele Placido.

Even some foreign directors have not been indifferent to the charm of San Gimignano. Sergej Bondarciuk chose it in 1981 as the setting for Mexico in Flames with Franco Nero and Ursula Andress. A film that traces the period lived in Mexico by the American communist journalist John Reed.

Queen of Hearts is a British comedy directed by Jon Amiel in 1989. A tale about an Italian couple who lead a pleasantly quixotic life in England running a family café.

Even Walt Disney Pictures in 2018 shot Artemis Fowl in San Gimignano, the fantasy streaming on Disney +, directed by Kenneth Branagh, written by Conor McPherson and Hamish McColl and starring Colin Farrel, Miranda Raison, Chau Hong, Judi Dench , Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie and Adrian Scarborough.

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