Mad Love

The gifted and lovely Ms. López de Ayala makes Joan both an imperious queen and a passionate creature of desire.""""
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
A sexy, peculiar and always entertaining costume drama set in Renaissance Spain, and the fact that it's based on true events somehow makes it all the more compelling.""""
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle


Laredo, August 22, 1496. A fleet sets sail for Flanders. Its mission, to carry Princess Joan to the Brussels court where she is to be wed to the monarch later to be known as Philip the Handsome. Sparks fly at their first meeting. One look is enough to create mutual attraction and uncontrollable desire. Joan and Philip forget their political obligations and abandon themselves to their emotions. However, destiny has other plans for them. The death of her elder brother, sister and mother, Isabella the Catholic, leave Princess Joan the Queen of Castile and heir to the crown of Aragon. Two battles ensue: the political one, between the Flemish and Castilian nobility, and the tumultuous one that Joan will wage in her marriage bed.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: Spanish (Castilian)
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Durée: 117 min.
Année: 2002


Daniele Liotti
Pilar López de Ayala
Rosana Pastor
Un film de
Vincente Aranda