|Directed by||Whit Stillman|
|Written by||Whit Stillman|
|Produced by||Whit Stillman|
|Edited by||Christopher Tellefsen|
|Music by||Mark Suozzo|
|Distributed by||Fine Line Features|
|Box office||$7.3 million|
Barcelona is a 1994 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Whit Stillman and set in Barcelona. The film stars Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman and Mira Sorvino.
Barcelona is the second film (after Metropolitan (1990) and preceding The Last Days of Disco (1998)) in what Stillman calls his "Doomed-Bourgeois-in-Love series". The three films are independent of each other except for the cameo appearances of some common characters.
The main character in Barcelona is a Chicago salesman named Ted Boynton, who lives and works in the eponymous Spanish city in 1987. Ted's cousin, Fred, a naval officer, unexpectedly comes to stay with Ted at the beginning of the film. Fred has been sent to Barcelona to handle public relations on behalf of a U.S. fleet scheduled to arrive later.
The cousins have a history of conflict since childhood, to which the film refers several times. Ted and Fred develop relationships with various single women in Barcelona and experience the negative reactions of some of the community's residents to the context of Fred's presence. Ted also faces possible problems with his American employer and with the concept of attraction to physical beauty.
Barcelona received an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 35 reviews.