Woody Allen museum to open in Barcelona, Spain
A European tribute for the American director
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) director Woody Allen, will be honoured with a museum in the same Spanish city where the film that won Penelope Cruz her Oscar was shot, according to a new report.
English language Spanish newspaper The Local, has revealed that the Woody Allen museum will be funded by Mediapro, the same company that has produced many Allen films including the aforementioned Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Midnight in Paris (2011) and To Rome with Love (2012). A spokesperson for Mediapro has since confirmed the project to a Catalan TV station.
In 2008, Barcelona erected a tribute bronze statue to Allen, whom once referred to the small Spanish city as: "delicious, exotic, beautiful, clean, pleasant, tranquil, and pedestrianised" according to a quote given to The Independent. The proposed venue for the museum is La Llotja, a 17th century structure, which will provide over 2,000 square metres, across three levels, to explore some of Allen's career highlights and best-loved films including Annie Hall (1977) pictured above, Manhattan (1979), and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).