Movies shot in Basilicata
In the last 50 years, more than 40 movies has been shot in Basilicata.
Sunny lands, primordial landscapes and villages scattered in the mountains are such a suggestive and natural scenario that many directors chose to shoot their movies in this place.
Among the movies shot in Basilicata:
La Lupa by Alberto Lattuada (Matera – 1953)
A Porte Chiuse by Dino Risi (Maratea – 1960)
I Basilischi by Lina Wertmüller (Palazzo San Gervasio – 1963)
The Gospel according to St. Matthew by Pier Paolo Pasolini (Sassi di Matera – 1964)
Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi with Gian Maria Volontè (Aliano, Craco, Guardia Perticara and Matera – 1978)
Three Brothers by Francesco Rosi with Michele Placido, Philippe Noiret and Vittorio Mezzogiorno (Matera – 1981)
The Sun Also Shines at Night by the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Matera – 1990)
The star maker by Giuseppe Tornatore with Sergio Castellitto (Matera, i Sassi and San Pietro Caveoso – 1995)
Of Lost Love, written and directed by Michele Placido with Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Sergio Rubini and Enrico Lo Verso (Irsina, Ferrandina and Matera – 1998)
I’m not scared by Gabriele Salvatores with Diego Abatantuono (San Leonardo – 2002)
The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson (Sassi di Matera – 2004)
The Nativity Story by Catherine Hardwicke (Sassi di Matera – 2006)
Basilicata Coast to Coast by Rocco Papaleo with Rocco Papaleo, Alessandro Gassman, Max Gazzè, Paolo Briguglia and Giovanna Mezzogiorno (2010)
Ben Hur by Timur Bekmambetov (Sassi di Matera – 2016)
Italian Race by Matteo Rovere (Sassi di Matera – 2016)
Nemo Propheta by David Cinnella (Sassi di Matera – 2019) was shot entirely in Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. The cast includes actors Cosimo Frascella, Walter Nicoletti and Brunella Lamacchia.