Honourable mention for Almeria

Honourable mention for Almeria

ALMERIA POLYTUNNELS: Featured in opening shots of Bladerunner 2049 Photo credit: Amusing Planet, Edward Burtynsky

EACH year as all eyes turn to the Oscars, Almeria province relives its own Hollywood roles.
It has been the setting for seven Oscar-winning films, beginning with Lawrence of Arabia (1962) followed by Cleopatra (1963), Patton (1970), Travels with My Aunt (1972) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
Nijar’s Monsul beach was chosen for location scenes in Almodovar’s Hable con Ella (Talk to Her) in 2002 and in 2017 the El Ejido and Campohermoso polytunnels appeared in the opening shots of Bladerunner 2049.
Almeria also featured in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which won two Oscars in 2019 although this was more of an “honourable mention” as it was named as the setting for  location shots in Red Blood, Red Skin, a fictional spaghetti western that was actually a film-within-a-film.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com.