Major Hollywood movie Mamma Mia 2, filmed in Vis, holds its premiere in Pula Arena

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The UK's Guardian newspaper recently wrote a glowing travel feature about the Croatian island of Vis, prompted by the fact major Hollywood movie Mamma Mia 2 was filmed there in autumn last year. Vis plays the part of a Greek island in the film and its stars, such as former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan, were extremely vocal about how captivated they were with the island's beauty.

Now, the movie industry is to return its gratitude to Croatia by holding a premiere of Mamma Mia 2 in the beautifully preserved Roman amphitheatre of Pula Arena. The premiere will take place in the spectacular surroundings on Saturday 21 July, as part of Pula Film Festival.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is the sequel to Mamma Mia, a stage musical based on the songs of hugely successful Swedish group Abba. It was turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, and others in 2008. It proved to be one of that year's biggest movies. The film's director, Oliver Parker, and some of the cast will be present at the Pula premiere and the film goes to other cinemas in Croatia on July 27.

RECOMMENDED: read our travel guide to Vis.

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