Mad Love (Juana La Loca)

Release Date: August 30, 2002
Limited release

Mad Love (Juana La Loca)

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Sony Pictures Classics is bringing this Spanish film to the United States. The original title is Juana La Loca, which literally translates to Joan the Mad. Unless you're a student of European history, you've probably never heard of this monarch. She was the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. You may remember them as the ones who paid for Christopher Columbus' trip to the New World in 1492.

Joan made quite a name for herself also. She married the Archduke of Austria, Philip the Handsome, for political reasons. Joan became Queen of Spain in 1504 after her mother and older brothers died. Soon the pressures of being queen and the discovery of her husband's infidelity drove her to madness. Philip had her declared insane and proclaimed himself king.

This film is from one of Spain's most important filmmakers, Vicente Aranda. The movie was Spain's entry for Best Foreign-Language Film at the 2002 Academy Awards. It won three awards at Spain's Goya Awards and was nominated for nine others. (Marty Doskins/BOP)

Vital statistics for Mad Love (Juana La Loca)
Main Cast Jo-yun Hwang, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor, Giuliano Gemma, Roberto alvarez, Eloy Azorin, Guillermo Toledo
Supporting Cast Susi Sanchez, Chema de Miguel, Andres Lima, Cipriano Lodosa, Manuela Arcuri, Carolina Bona, Jorge Monge, Sol Abad
Director Vicente Aranda
Screenwriter Vicente Aranda, Antonio Larreta
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site
Rating R
Running Time 115 minutes
Screen Count 17
  • Nominee, Best Film, 2001 Goya Awards
  • Nominee, Golden Seashell, 2001 San Sebasti├ín Film Festival

Awards page for Mad Love (Juana La Loca)
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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