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MAD LOVE

by Vicente Aranda

synopsis

August 1496. Joan, raised at the austere Spanish court, is married to Philip the Handsome, son of the Holy Roman Emperor. She's taken with the hedonism of his court in Flanders, but utterly obsessed with her husband, a dashing but unworthy young man surrounded by scheming advisers. When her mother dies, Joan becomes Queen of Castile, and once back in Spain, she discovers her husband betraying her with a Moorish dancer...

international title: Mad Love
original title: Juana la Loca
country: Spain, Italy, Portugal
sales agent: Sogepaq
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Vicente Aranda
film run: 117'
release date: ES 28/09/2001, IT 20/09/2002
screenplay: Vicente Aranda, Antonio Larreta
cast: Daniele Liotti, Pilar Lopez de Ayala, Rosana Pastor
cinematography by: Francisco Femenía
film editing: Teresa Font
art director: Josep Rossell
costumes designer: Javier Artiñano
music: José Nieto
producer: Enrique Cerezo
production: Enrique Cerezo P.C., Pedro Costa P.C., RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, Take 2000 (PT); Roberto di Girolamo (IT); Canal +, Telemadrid (ES)
distributor: Warner Bros., Columbia Tristar (IT)
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