35 locations selected as “Treasures of European Film Culture”

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The European Film Academy has selected a list of 35 places across European cities as places of historical value to European Cinema  

Over 35 locations across various European cities have been selected by the European Film Academy as symbolic places to European cinema. According to a report by Euronews on Friday, November 25, this announcement was made ahead of the 35th European Film Awards that are scheduled to take place in December. 

One of the first ones to make the list this year is Plaza de España in Seville, Spain. The Plaza was selected as it has been famously used for several iconic film shoots including Starwars and Lawrence of Arabia.  

Aside from this, the list includes several museums, landscapes, monuments and even a bookstore. All these locations have been chosen as several iconic movies were filmed there and according to the European Film Academy, are places of historic value, the report said.   

“The European Film Academy decided to honour these places and give them a special status, as is the case in many countries when talking about heritage,” said, Matthijs Wouter Knoll, director of the European Film Academy, the report stated.  

He further added that the same has to be done for European film history. “People are very interested in the classics, and showing them, showing the places where they were made, where people have memories of them”, Knoll added. 

The list of “Treasures of European Film Culture” includes:  

  1. Beach of Sète (Sète, France) 
  2. Café des Deux Moulins (Paris, France) 
  3. Casa Rossa (Stromboli, Italy) 
  4. Centro Buñuel Calanda (Calanda, Spain) 
  5. Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain) 
  6. Freemasons’ Hall (London, UK) 
  7. Inflancka Housing Complex (Warsaw, Poland) 
  8. Kaffibarinn (Reykjavik, Iceland) 
  9. La Samaritaine (Paris, France) 
  10. Lochailort Chapel (Lochailort, UK) 
  11. Mežaparks Great Bandstand (Riga, Latvia) 
  12. Nyugati Station (Budapest, Hungary) 
  13. Old Royal Naval College (Greenwich, UK) 
  14. Quilter Street (London, UK) 
  15. Ribeira do Porto (Porto, Portugal) 
  16. Skjoldenæsholm Castle (Ringsted, Denmark) 
  17. Stradun (Dubrovnik, Croatia) 
  18. Studio Babelsberg (Potsdam, Germany) 
  19. The Notting Hill Bookshop (London, UK) 
  20. Tjolöholm Castle (Halland, Sweden) 
  21. Trevi Fountain (Rome, Italy) 
  22. White Tower (Thessaloniki, Greece) 
  23. 007 Elements (Sölden, Austria) 
  24. Bergmancenter (Fårö, Sweden) 
  25. Collegiate Church of Sant Vicenc (Cardona, Spain) 
  26. Eisenstein Centre (Moscow, Russia) 
  27. Hovs Hallar (Sweden)Institut 
  28.  Lumière (Lyon, France) 
  29. Moulin d’Andé (France) 
  30. Parajanov Museum (Yerevan, Armenia) 
  31. Plaza de España (Seville, Spain) 
  32. Potemkin Stairs (Odessa, Ukraine) 
  33. Tabernas Desert (Alméria, Spain) 
  34. Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel (Austria) 
  35. The World of Tonino Guerra (Pennabilli, Italy)

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