Here is a list of my favorite bohemian films.
Best Bohemian Films:
Volver which means “to go back” is a 2006 Spanish film written and directed by Pedro Almodovar. I love Almodovar’s films so much they are all filled with passion, adventures and love, the kind of love you want to explore over and over.
Penélope Cruz is the main actress, and I love her films as well. Most of my favorite films have featured her as the main character such as “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona”, “Broken embraces” and “All about my Mother”
The movie revolves around an eccentric family of women from a small region in the south of Madrid. Penélope Cruz is Raimunda, a working class woman with a teenage daughter, Paula. Raimunda is married to a useless, mean, rude and cold-hearted husband. With her sister Sole she tends to the graves of her parents, and visits her ailing Aunt Paula who is heartrendingly in the final stages of dementia. Raimunda, goes beyond every force to protect her 14-year-old daughter Paula. To top off the family crisis, her mother Irene comes back from the dead to tie up loose ends.
In this movie, you will laugh, cry, and smile, smile a lot. The colors in the film are very inspiring, the music, the words will bring you to explore a new world.
The story begins with the traumatic accident Frida Kahlo suffered when she was 18 when the trolley she was, collided with a bus. Frida suffered serious injuries so she was forced to stay in bed for a while; to cope with the problem and her suffering Frida’s father brings her a canvas so she could start painting.
The movie is based on her love affairs, sufferings, sadness, fears, and happiness. Frida marries Diego Rivera, a Mexican painter like her and also her mentor. When Rivera proposes to Kahlo, she tells him she expects from him loyalty if not fidelity. The praise of Diego to the talent of Frida motivates her to continue painting. Through their marriage, Frida Diego deceives with a variety of different women (including Frida’s sister) while bisexual Kahlo took different relationships with different men and women including Leon Trotsky.
This film will definitely inspire you, her strength is admirable, her art is unique, and her determination to be the best will motivate you.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, directed by Woody Allen in 2008. Penelope Cruz is Maria Elena, Rebecca Hall is Vicky), Javier Bardem is Juan Antonio and Scartlett Johansson is Cristina.
A little bit about this film: Two young American women, Vicky and Cristina come to Barcelona for a summer holiday.
Vicky is sensible and engaged. Adventurous Cristina is emotionally and sexually. In Barcelona, they’re drawn into a series of unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio, a charismatic painter, who is still involved with Maria Elena, his temperamental ex-woman. Set against the luscious Mediterranean sensuality of Barcelona, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is a fun and nonjudgmental love in all its manifestations singing.
4. Moulin Rouge
Paris, 1990. Bohemian Christian (Ewan McGregor) falls in love with the star of Moulin Rouge, Satine (Nicole Kidman) and one night after a misunderstanding, their paths eventually cross. He makes her fall in love with his poetry and she enchants him with the light radiating from her eyes, but everything changes when she discovers that Christian is not the millionaire Duke who is willing to finance a play.
Satine will have to decide between the love she feels for the bohemian or interest on the Duke (Richard Roxburgh) and to become a great actress.
The film is set at the beginning of the 20th century, in the French capital that sought to overthrow the conventional standards in all possible areas. The film also has as its main theme the love and developed in an environment that blends luxury and bohemian way of Toulouse-Lautrec, who appears as one of the friends of the main character