Mad love, or, Madness of Joan

Mad love, or, Madness of Joan
Original title: Juana la loca
Production: Canal+ España; Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A.; Eurimages; Pedro Costa Producciones Cinematográficas S.A.; Production Group; Sogepaq; Take 2000
Country: Spain
Director: Vicente Aranda
Script: Vicente Aranda; Antonio Larreta
Photography: Paco Femenía
Music: José Nieto
Cast: Pilar López de Ayala; Daniele Liotti; Rosana Pastor; Giuliano Gemma; Roberto Álvarez; Eloy Azorín; Guillermo Toledo; Susi Sánchez; Manuela Arcuri; Carolina Bona; Andrés Lima; Chema de Miguel
Year: 2001
Duration: 115
Genre: Biopic
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish


Synopsis:

Isabella of Castille sends her daughter Juana to Flanders to marry Philip the Handsome. It is a marriage of convenience to ensure a dynastic alliance between the Catholic Monarchs and the Emperor of Germany Maximilian I.
When they first met, there arises an irresistible attraction among them, which will soon be overshadowed by Felipe's infidelities, Juana's jealousy attacks and the intrigues of the court.

Based on the play "Locura de amor", by Manuel Tamayo y Baus.

Co-production between Spain, Italy, Portugal and France.

 

Warning: This movie may contain nudity scenes. Viewer discretion is advised.


Awards:

Winner of 3 Goya Awards 2002: Best Actress (Pilar López de Ayala); Best Costume Design; and, Best Make-Up and Hairstyles

Winner of 4 Premios ACE 2002: Cinema - Best Film; Cinema - Best Actress (Pilar López de Ayala); Cinema - Best Supporting Actor (Eloy Azorín); Cinema - Best Supporting Actress (Rosana Pastor)

Winner of an ADIRCAE Award 2002: Best Performance in a Leading Role (Pilar López de Ayala)

Winner of a CEC Award, at Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2002: Best Actress (Pilar López de Ayala)

Winner of a Fotogramas de Plata 2002: Best Movie Actress (Pilar López de Ayala)

Winner of a Silver Seashell, at San Sebastián International Film Festival 2001: Best Actress (Pilar López de Ayala)

Winner of an Award of the Spanish Actors Union 2002: Film: Lead Performance (Pilar López de Ayala)

Winner of a Spanish Music Awards 2002: Best Score (José Nieto)

Nominated to 9 Goya Awards 2002: Best Film; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress (Rosana Pastor); Best Original Score (José Nieto); Best Production Supervision; Best Cinematography; Best Editing; Best Production Design; and, Best Sound

Nominated to 2 Awards of the Spanish Actors Union 2002: Film: Supporting Performance (Rosana Pastor); and, Film: Performance in a Minor Role (Susi Sánchez)

Nominated to a Golden Seashell, at San Sebastián International Film Festival 2001: Vicente Aranda

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