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on 7 December 2014
The city of Barcelona affects you.
In this great Woody Allen -film you get to see Barcelona with the eyes of the tourist. It is a city where the senses are stirred, and awakened.
Vicky and Cristina are two young students, who have very different attitudes to studying.
One studies something really obscure, but planned in detail, just as her life is planned.
The Other is ( romantically ) un-planned. She is easily distracted, and her love life, too, is quite un-planned, and full of distractions.
Both are, like students mostly are, experiencing their own 'Education Sentimentale'.
This education of feelings is speeded up by staying in Barcelona, and by the sensuous affair they both have with one and the same man( javier Bardem ).
The end result of their emotional earthquake is that the calculating, strategically gifted Vicky, gets more self-knowledge, while the romantically
inclined Cristina seems not to get to know herself better. She will probably go on repeating her passionate relations, until she eventually may have learned her lessons in life - or not.
Both types of women, the calculating, and the romantic, can be found in earlier Woody Allen films.
In 'Vicky-Cristina-Barcelona' there is no prejudice, kindness and wisdom rule here.
Bodil Marie - Revisiting Romanticism.