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.


Fernando Trueba


Fernando Trueba
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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)


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

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Lights. Camera. Distraction.


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The movie was announced in 2012, when Fernando Trueba and Penélope Cruz happened to present two different movies at the San Sebastian Film Festival. They got together for dinner, where both started to talk about the making of La niña de tus ojos (1998), how fun it was, and really contemplated the idea of doing a sequel. See more »


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 »


Follows The Girl of Your Dreams (1998) See more »


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Excellent portrait of the Spanish character
5 December 2016 | by antonio-37425See all my reviews

Loved the movie, much better than the first part (La Niña de tus Ojos). A perfect representation of Spaniards characters and personality, through one of the toughest periods of Spain's history, but adding some humour to support with the story line.

The film produces tears and laughter in equal parts, making you reflect about so many things , past and present (history, politics, human relationships, love, friendship, ambition, fear...). The argument is clean and develops easily, thanks to a group of well-defined characters (enhanced from the first movie).

It's hard to find something that could be improved. Totally recommended.

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Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Queen of Spain See more »

Filming Locations:

Moralzarzal, Madrid, Spain See more »


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EUR11,000,000 (estimated)

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