5.1/10
1,679
12 user 28 critic

The Queen of Spain (2016)

La reina de España (original title)
Trailer
2:06 | Trailer
Nearly twenty years after the events of "The Girl of Your Dreams", in the 1950s, Macarena Granada, who has become a Hollywood star, returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile.

Director:

Fernando Trueba

Writer:

Fernando Trueba
7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Macarena Granada
Antonio Resines ... Blas Fontiveros
Neus Asensi ... Lucía Gandía
Ana Belén ... Ana
Javier Cámara ... Pepe Bonilla
Chino Darín ... Leo
Cary Elwes ... Gary Jones
Loles León ... Trini Morenos
Mandy Patinkin ... Jordan Berman
Clive Revill ... John Scott
Arturo Ripstein ... Sam Spiegelman
Jorge Sanz ... Julián Torralba
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Rosa Rosales (as Rosa María Sardà)
Santiago Segura ... Castillo
Antonio Buíl ... Santiago (as Antonio Buil Pueyo)
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz
Ma ma (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends.

Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

With the advent of democracy in Chile, a general amnesty for prisoners of non violent crime is enacted. Angel Santiago, a young man determined to avenge the abuse he suffered in prison, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Abel Ayala, Miranda Bodenhofer
Belle Epoque (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them.

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz
Volver I (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Carla gets a call from the small town where she grew up in the South of Spain. Her father, who she hasn't spoken with in many years, is very ill. She refuses to face it and decides, against... See full summary »

Director: Lino Escalera
Stars: Juan Diego, Nathalie Poza, Lola Dueñas
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Miguel Bosé, Penélope Cruz
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú, Verónica Forqué
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Penélope Cruz
Stars: Jon Kortajarena, Bree Condon, Penélope Cruz
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A woman in a Catholic brotherhood in the south of Spain tries to be president in a world traditionally reserved to men.

Director: Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz
Stars: Gloria Muñoz, Pepa Aniorte, Juan Gea
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

José Luis Torrente, a former policeman fights against the oriental mafia in Madrid.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Javier Cámara, Neus Asensi
Edit

Storyline

We are immersed in the 1950s, as the film diva Macarena Granada returns from Hollywood to Spain to shoot a US blockbuster entitled The Queen of Spain, where she will breathe life into Isabella I of Castile. In Madrid, not only will she meet up again with her old friends and colleagues from the troupe but she will also have to contend with another dictatorial regime: that of Francisco Franco. Written by AnonymousB

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

girl | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Lights. Camera. Distraction.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mandy Patinkin and Cary Elwes previously started together in The Princess Bride (1987) as Inigo Montoya and Westley, respectively. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in 1956, but in Macarena's dressing room there is a poster of the film El sol sale todos los días, that was released on January 1958. See more »

Connections

References Man Without a Star (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Well You Needn't
Written by Thelonious Monk
See more »

User Reviews

 
Dull as a boring documentary
22 July 2018 | by shanamariaSee all my reviews

This film about cinema and Spanish politics is like being served a badly made dish of tapas. It promises a lot of treats, instead it is not funny, nor are the characters interesting. And Ms Cruz is wearing too much make up.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Queen of Spain See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,236,731
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed