Whit Stillman followed his delightful indie breakthrough Metropolitan with another clever and garrulous comedy of manners, this one with a darker edge. A pair of preppy yet constitutionally mismatched American cousinsâa salesman and a navy officerâargue about romance and politics while working in the beautiful Spanish city of the film's title. Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady (American exceptionalism, Cold War foreign policy) and hilarious (the ins and outs of international dating, the proper shaving method) while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.
Audio commentary from 2002 featuring Stillman and actors Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols
New video essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about the trilogy made up of Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco
The Making of âBarcelona,â a short documentary from 1994 featuring behind-the-scenes footage and on-set interviews with Stillman and cast members
Deleted scenes and alternate ending, with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Nichols
Segment from a 1994 episode of the Today show featuring Stillman
Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1991 with Stillman