4 successful films that were filmed on the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast with its charm has been able to enchant writers, poets and artists. But above all it has been a source of inspiration for dozens of Italian and international directors, who have exploited its enchanting landscapes as the setting for their films. There are numerous great cinematic successes set partly or entirely in this corner of paradise.
Here is a small list of films that were shot on the Amalfi Coast to see and review.
1 – The Miracle
If we talk about films set on the Amalfi Coast it is impossible not to mention the great Italian director Roberto Rossellini, who loved it so much that he chose it for several of his films. Among many, one of the most famous is “The Miracle“, the second episode of the film “Love“, with Anna Magnani and Federico Fellini in the roles of the protagonists. The film, shot in 1948, represents the humane and compassionate case of a crazy peasant woman impregnated by a shepherd who she mistakes for Saint Joseph. In the film the director draws a sort of catalog of his favorite places: Maiori and the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria a Mare, Capo d’Orso, Atrani, the Fjord and the Church of San Michele a Furore.
2 – A Good Woman
Another great success filmed on the Amalfi Coast is “A Good Woman”, a 2004 film directed by British director Mike Barker. The film is a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde‘s 1892 work “Lady Windermere’s Fan“. There is therefore no shortage of jokes about marriage and love. It boasts an exceptional cast composed among many of Scarlett Johansson, Helen Hunt and Tom Wilkinson. The plot revolves around a woman, Mrs. Erlynne, who wants to start a new life and decides to move to the Amalfi Coast. The film, set in the 1930s, takes place almost entirely between Atrani, Amalfi and Ravello.
3 – Under the Tuscan Sun
“Under the Tuscan Sun” is a 2003 sentimental film directed by American director Audrey Wells. It boasts a truly top-level international cast with, among others, Diane Lane, Sandra Oh and Raoul Bova. The film is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by writer Frances Mayes. The plot focuses on Frances, a San Francisco writer in crisis after being left by her husband, who decides to change her life and buys an abandoned farmhouse to renovate in the Tuscan countryside. But what is striking about the film is the setting: it was filmed between Cortona, Rome and some of the most beautiful places in Positano.
4 – We Accept Miracles
The last of the films set on the Amalfi Coast on this short list is “We Accept Miracles”, a 2015 comedy film directed and starring Alessandro Siani. The cast also includes: Fabio De Luigi, Ana Caterina Morariu, Serena Autieri, Leo Gullotta and Giacomo Rizzo. The film tells the story of three brothers separated for years who find each other after a long time and who, thanks to a false miracle, will change their lives. The film is set in Naples, Sant’Agata de’ Goti and the Amalfi Coast. Several scenes were filmed between Ravello, Atrani, Furore and Conca dei Marini. The absolute protagonist, however, is the town of Scala, a small village located in the Lattari Mountains.