We visit the locations of the first season of 'Perfect Life'

06/25/2021

Leticia Dolera's tv series

This original Movistar + series is created, starred, and directed by Leticia Dolera. Perfect Life explains the life of three friends: María (Leticia Dolera), Cristina (Celia Freijeiro) and Esther (Aixa Villagrán), who is also María's sister. Three women in their forties. They are in the midst of an existential crisis. The first season of the series was shot in our city. So, before the second season premieres this year, we will accompany them on their adventures, chapter by chapter, to discover the locations. The locations were handled by the art director Laia Ateca, the production manager Laia Gómez, the location assistant Gisela Sans and the location auxiliary Laura Marroquín. And of the houses of the protagonists, the locators Jaume Miró and Jaume Jordana.

 

 

Episode 1 "When you don't let yourself go"

The first chapter begins with María (Leticia Dolera) and her boyfriend Gustavo (David Verdaguer). They are about to sign a mortgage for an apartment in a notary's office. It is the Rúbies Tarragona Notary, which is on Avenida Diagonal. They are in an office overlooking the dome of a modernist building in the Eixample.

Shortly after, we see Cristina (Celia Freijeiro) for the first time. She is buying birth control pills at a pharmacy on Acacias Street. The house of Esther, María's sister, is in a studio loft that is in Poble Nou on Ciudad de Granada Street. She is an artist and we see her painting her works.

 

 

Moments later, we see how María calls Cristina on the phone, she picks up the phone at the door of her house. The exteriors of Cristina's house are in a residential area in Pedralbes.

 

 

While she tries to earn a living as an artist, Esther works at the Barcelona Wax Museum (Pasaje de la Pau, 7). There, we see her working as a guide when María goes to see her. That day is the birthday party of Cristina's daughter and the three protagonists go. The party takes place outside Cristina's house, in the garden where Gari (Enric Auquer) works.

 

Episode 2 "When Nothing Is What It Seems"

The chapter begins with a flashback six years earlier. Cristina and her husband Pablo (Font García) are having sex in the bathroom of a nightclub. It is the Sarao 08911 nightclub. When we return to the present, we see María working in her dental clinic. It is the Miravé Dental Clinic on Muntaner Street. Cristina is a lawyer and works in a law firm. The offices are located at Paseo de Gracia, 85.

 

 

After the birthday party where María meets Gari, she goes to his work. In the series, it is a gardening company that hires people with disabilities. This company is called Centro Especial de Empleo Jardin Arte. This location is the Garden Center Babilonia florist on Santaló street.

At night and while it is raining, Esther and a girl with whom she has gone to dinner walk down the street to the door of her house. In this chapter, Esther draws on the emergency stairs of her loft. We can see a view of the city.

Cristina's doorman, Genaro (Xavier Capdet) dies suddenly and is taken to the morgue. As María has not found Gari, she goes to Genaro's funeral with Esther to see if she can find him there. Cristina also goes there and parks her car at the door of the Municipal Cemetery. These scenes are located in the Molins de Rei funeral home.

 

 

Episode 3 "When you take an unexpected path"

This chapter begins with the character of Gari when he is a kid. He is in the hall of a school waiting for his father Ricardo (Pedro Casablanc) who has a meeting with his teacher. In the present, Gari is seen with one of his roommates shopping at a Plusfresc supermarket (Teodora Lamadrid Street, 21). And then, we can see him in the kitchen of the sheltered apartment where they live. They are preparing food. The interiors are shot in a flat on the Ronda General Miter.

In this episode, Cristina has a meeting with a client in her law office. We can see La Pedrera through the windows of the office. We also see Esther, who is texting with a person on her mobile. She is in the dictators' room of the Wax Museum where she works. At the end of the chapter, we see María walking down the street and calling on the phone to cancel an appointment. She walks along the Paseo de Colón and stands in the Duque de Medinacelli Square.

 

 

Episode 4 "When You Confess to Your Parents"

In this chapter, Gari appears at a gas station in Caldes when his father calls him on the phone. María and Esther travel to Tarazona to see their parents José Antonio (Fernando Colomo) and María del Pilar (Carmen Machi). The whole episode takes place in Tarazona, Zaragoza.

 

Episode 5 "When You Want and You Can't"

In this episode, María and Esther walk until they reach the door of the building where Gari lives. You can see the outside of the building on Osi Street. There, María meets Xosé (Manuel Burque), a social worker who is in charge of advising and helping Gari.

 

 

Esther presents her works in a market, it is in the Utopia Market (Cristóbal de Moura Street, 126) in Poble Nou. María and Cristina are seen walking there. They cross a pedestrian crossing on Treball street.

 

 

After the art market, Esther goes to a party held in the España Industrial Park on the shore of the pond. We can see some of the lighthouse towers in the background.

 

Episode 6 "When You Don't Want to Be Alone"

This chapter begins with a flashback to 2003, María and Cristina are children in the schoolyard. They are talking about their future while they sit on some stairs. Although it says that the school is in Barcelona, ​​it is in Mataró. Nowadays, Cristina picks up her daughter at school. She drives down Enric Gimènez street and picks her up at the door on Cardenal Vives y Tutó street, where the school that is part of the Liceo Francés de Sarrià is located.

The chapter ends with the party for the 2003 class of the Santa María, the girls' school in Barcelona, ​​which, as we have mentioned, is a school in Mataró.

 

Episode 7 "When Everything Collapses"

The chapter begins when María's mother calls her to ask about her sister. María is walking along Enric Granados street, in the pedestrian part of it, between Diputación and Consejo de Ciento. Meanwhile, Esther is sitting on the steps of a park with her girlfriend, while she is studying for an exam. They are the stairs of the Josep Trueta Gardens between Espronceda and Llull streets. Shortly after, Cristina and María also walk through the pedestrian area of ​​Enric Granados street and sit on a bench in front of number 7 while María eats from a Tupper.

 

 

In this chapter, María is going to shop at a baby clothing store called Abitare Kids (Gran Vía de las Cortes Catalanas, 620). Later, Esther is buying drinks for her birthday party in a supermarket, and there she meets her ex. This establishment is a Plusfresc (Teodora Lamadrid, 21).

 

Episode 8 "When You Let Yourself Go"

The episode begins with María, Cris, and Esther singing "La vida es así" in a karaoke. They are at the A viva voz karaoke (Rocafort street, 187). Then, they go out at night walking through the España Industrial Park. The next day, the protagonists attend a ceremony at the Casa Bartomeu which is in the Tarongers Gardens in the District of Les Corts. And then, there is a reception in a hotel with views of the towers of the Barcelona cathedral. It is the Maria Aurèlia Capmany viewpoint, located in the Novísimo building in the San Miquel Square, just behind the town hall. The place pays tribute to a writer and Councilor for Culture of the Barcelona city council.

 

 

Later, Esther is smoking by the train track in Montgat when María calls her to come and pick her up by car. And Cristina attends her daughter's school party. They do a play in the auditorium. This school is the San Pedro Apóstol center (Sant Pere Más Alt Street, 25). Cris talks to her husband Pablo in the schoolyard.

At the end of the chapter, María goes to the Valle Hebrón hospital. And later, Esther and Xosé talk on the roof of the hospital over coffee.

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