Juana de Castilla, daughter of the Catholic Kings, and Queen herself against her own desires, has the rare privilege of having gone down in history for excessively loving her husband, Philip the Beautiful. The union of Juana and Philip had its origin in a dynastic alliance agreed between Isabel and Ferdinand – the Catholic Kings – and the Emperor Maximilian by the Germanic part.
Time passes and the marriage relationship between Juana and Felipe becomes complicated, love passes to hate. Philips character becomes evidently volatile and inclined to indulging in easy adventures. Juana’s passionate excesses are not only unrequited by her husband, but are considered by him as real obstacles to a tolerant and tolerated relationship.
PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA
Álvaro de Estúñiga:
VICENTE ARANDA, ANTONIO LARRETA, MANUEL TAMAYO
JOSE M. CANENCIA
This film paves the inevitable fight between document and synthesis. Excessive respect for documentary data inevitably delays narrative. We have preferred to make a clear demonstration of intentions for the benefit of character observation.
We are especially interested in the subjective treatment derived from the interpretation that we have personally been able to make of documentary data, putting them at the service of a modern and current formula in describing the characters.
1 SAN SEBASTIÁN