Toscana is a Danish romantic drama film that was released on May 18, 2022. Directed by Mehdi Avaz, the movie’s storyline revolves around a passionate chef living in Denmark. He moves to Tuscany to find peace and resolve issues from the past and face the grief of his father’s death. He meets a local girl who slowly brings about a change in the way he sees life.
Nonetheless, Toscana has received praise for its cinematography since the setting of the film is seen to be in beautiful picturesque locations. Toscana was mostly filmed in a small region located near Central Italy called Tuscany. In Italian, the name translates to Toscana, hence the name of the movie.
Tuscany is a region found in Central Itay. The capital of Tuscany is Florence also called Firenze. Geographically, the region is about 8,900 square miles in area and resides approximately 3.8 million citizens. The film Toscana has shot here in Tuscany and the beautiful landscapes of the place are a treat for the eyes. The cinematographer of the movie, Michael Sauer Christensen has done a great job in capturing the charm of Tuscany. The Apuan Alps and the Apennine Mountains contribute a lot to Tuscan beauty.
Features of Tuscany
Besides its natural beauty, Tuscany is primarily known for its rich culture and history. The region is filled with the richness of art and legacy. However, it is said that the Italian Renaissance originated here and the languages of Italy were found in Tuscany too. For similar reasons, it has been highly regarded by Italians and tourists from all over the world.
The mountains and the rivers of Tuscany are the two major elements that contribute to the picturesque landscapes of the place. The outer banks of the region are surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea. Moreover, the river Arno flows from among some of the cities of Tuscany, providing a valuable source of life to the Tuscans.
Toscana’s lead character, Theo Dahl is a chef so the movie involves a few cooking scenes and savories. Indeed, Tuscany has been Italy’s major resource of food. However, the place is famous for wines especially Chianti wine which has produced here and exported internationally. The cuisine of Tuscany is not very lavish and is mostly made of natural ingredients etc.
A few famous cities and tourist attractions of Tuscany include Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, etc. These places are no doubt an attraction for the moviemakers. Other than Toscana, movies like Tale of Tales (2015), The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Under the Tuscan Sun, Made in Italy (2020), and Steel (2012) have also filmed in Tuscany, Italy.
The Cast of Toscana
The cast of the movie Toscana includes Anders Matthesen as Theo, Cristiana Dell’Anna as Sophia, Laerke Winther as Merle, and Andrea Bosca as Pino. Additionally, Ghita Norby as Inge, Thue Ersted Rasmussen as the Construction Expert, and Sarah Juel Werner as Waiter are also there.