- Directors: Whit Stillman
- Producers: Whit Stillman, Antonio Llorens, Jordi Tusell
- Writers: Whit Stillman
- Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Actors: Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, Mira Sorvino
The main character in Barcelona is a Chicago salesman named Ted Boynton, who lives and works in Barcelona in the 1980s. Ted’s cousin Fred, a naval officer, unexpectedly comes to stay with him at the beginning of the film. Fred has been sent to Barcelona to handle public relations ahead of the arrival of the U.S. fleet.
The cousins have had a history of conflict since they were children, which is referred to several times in the film. Ted and Fred develop relationships with various single Barcelona women, and experience the negative reaction of some of Barcelona’s residents to Fred’s presence. Ted also faces possible problems with his American employer and the idea of attraction to physical beauty.