Because of the remarkable architecture of the houses dating from the 16th to 18th centuries, many films and short films have been shot in Locronan.
Among the thirty or so films shot in Locronan since 1920, Philippe de Broca's "Chouans" (1987), Roman Polanski's "Tess" (1979) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Un long dimanche de fiançailles" (2004) are the best known.
The authentic period setting of Locronan is much appreciated by film makers. The picturesque aspect of the town, as if "frozen" in time, lends itself well to the shooting of a historical film, with little or no retouching required.
It should be remembered that the work to bury the power lines began in the rue Saint Maurice and was partly financed by the production for the needs of the film Tess.