Cédric Klapisch – L’Auberge espagnole AKA The Spanish Apartment (2002)


The pressure to land a good paying job and have “security” is so prevalent among young people that many never discover what they really want to do in life. Cédric Klapisch’s film L’Auberge Espanole is about one young man who had the good fortune to discover new possibilities about himself. Promised a steady job in the French ministry if he would learn Spanish and study the Spanish economy, Xavier (Romain Duris), a 25-year old French economics student applies for the European exchange program known as Erasmus. After fighting through a maze of bureaucracy, he travels to Barcelona, Spain for one year of study, leaving behind his devoted girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou) and his bohemian mother (Martine Demaret). Continue reading