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Juana la Loca / MADNESS OF LOVE
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Laredo, August 1496. A fleet of ships sets sail for Flanders taking Princess Joanna to the court of Brussels, where she is to marry the man later to become known as Philip the Handsome. At the meeting sparks fly. Simply looking at one another has the couple feeling irresistable attraction and desire. They throw their political commitments to the wind and give in to their emotions. But fate has other plans for them. The deaths of her elder brothers and of her mother Isabel the Catholic mean that Joanna is now the Queen of Castile and heir to the Crown of Aragón. These occurrences unleash two battles: one political, between the Flemish and Castilian nobilities; and the other, far more heartbreaking, which has to be fought by Joanna in the marital bed.
BIOGRAPHY
VICENTE ARANDA Barcelona, 1926. He has directed some twenty films. He had a great popular success with the adaptation of Tiempo de silencio (1985) and with the biography of Eleuterio Sánchez, El Lute (Camina o revienta) (1987). In 1988 he received the National Cinematography Award. He won the Goya for Best Film and Best Director With Amantes (1991). His most recent films were La pasión turca (1994), Libertarias (1995), La mirada del otro (1997) and Celos (1999).
CAST & CREW
Director
Vicente Aranda
Screenplay
Vicente Aranda, Antonio Larreta
Photography
Francisco Femenía
Edition
Teresa Font
Music
José Nieto
Cast
Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Eloy Azorín
Sales
Sogepaq Gran Vía, 32-1ª Planta 28013 Madrid Tel. 34 91 524 72 20 Fax 34 91 521 0
Running Time
117 m.
Country
Spain - Italy
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