Costa Rica in Hollywood Theaters
A new Hollywood movie was filmed in Costa Rica on 2012, premiering in United States last Friday 21st, called “After words”. Staring famous Academy Award-winning Marcia Gay Harden recognized actress from movies like “Into the Wild”, “Mystic Rivers” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
The movie was directed and produced by Juan Feldman and Joel Silverman, filmed on our amazing Costa Rican sceneries like Manuel Antonio National Park, Portasol Living Eco-Community south of Manuel Antonio, Quepos, the Tárcoles River, and, on the Caribbean Coast, Puerto Viejo and Tortuguero.
According to The Tico Times the movie “tells the romantic story of Jane (Harden), a highly introverted librarian, who loses her job because of budget cuts. While Jane spirals downward into depression and is considering suicide, she finds a book about Costa Rica whose images inspire her to take an end-of-life-journey to Central America, as Jane thinks that dying in Costa Rica might be the best thing she can do.
In Costa Rica, Jane meets a young guide named Juan (Jaenada), who shows her the profound meaning of the essential Costa Rican saying “pura vida” (“pure life”) as they embark on an adventure through beautiful Costa Rican sights and experiences. Will they be enough to change Jane’s plans to end it all in paradise? Only time will tell.”
Some scenes were filmed at Portasol Living Eco-Community where the staff got to share with the production. The owner, Guillermo Piedra Gonzalez said “Oscar was really focused on his work. Marcia was really nice and outgoing, down-to-earth and fun. She went into our kitchen when our cooks were making their lunch, and started talking to the ladies about their recipes. She said she would like to come back to Costa Rica with her kids. We welcome her back anytime!”
The film was partly inspired by the book “Costa Rica: A Journey Through Nature” by Adrian Hepworth described as “A Journey through Nature takes readers on a spectacular photographic journey through one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet.” Hepworth shared “I have no doubt [this movie] will tempt visitors to come and experience Costa Rica for themselves.”
This might be a great opportunity for Costa Rica, indirectly promoting it as an ideal tourist destination.
By: Maria Laura Charles