From Girona in 2020 to the Frana of the 1940s

From the Old Town of Girona in strange times of pandemic to the stormy France of the 40s, and all without moving from the stairs of Sant Martí, the rise of Sant Domènec or Carrer Ballesteries.

The team of the German film The path the center of Besalú has changed, where he shot last week, to recreate in the heart of postcard Girona the streets of a French city during the Second World War. Pedestrians who were in the area yesterday could see the performers and extras dressed in period costumes rolling on the stairs, in the café Le Bistrot.

Like in Besalú, Signs for posters and establishments in French have been placed for the recording, including pamphlets that set the action in Marseilles in the early 1940s.

And it is that, according to the web of the company that is in charge of the executive production of the project in Catalonia -and that does not intend to give details of the film until in a few days-, it is a film starring a father and son Rolf fleeing their native Berlin due to the threat of the Nazis.

After passing through Marseille, they end up trapped in the south of France, from where they want to travel to New York to reunite with the boy’s mother. On the border with Spain, Rolf meets a small guide, Núria, who takes him through the Pyrenees.

The path is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Rüdiger Bertram. It is directed by German filmmaker Tobias Wiermann. Her best known film is Amelie Rent, a special mention at the Berlinale and award for best children’s film at the German Film Awards, among other awards.

Until Thursday, the filming and production equipment has been installed in spaces such as Plaça de l’Oli, the Sant Feliu climb or Plaça de la Catedral, for example.

Due to the recording, this morning there will be intermittent traffic cuts in Ballesteries and Bellmirall streets and on Thursday in La Força and Manuel Cúndaro streets.


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