Woody Allen began shooting scenes in Rome today for his new film The Bop Decameron.
Traffic near the Piazza Augusto Imperatore went into a tailspin as onlookers stopped to catch a glimpse of Hollywood star Penelope Cruz along with Italian actors Antonio Albanese and Alessandra Mastronardi on the set.
The Bop Decameron is Allen’s first film set in the Eternal City. “Rome is a very romantic and beautiful city, like Barcelona, Paris, London and New York, but much more so. I can’t wait to get started here”, he said.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.