Film: The Queen of Spain
January 24, 2019
In the second film in writer/director Trueba’s “now-franchise,” famous movie star Macarena Granada flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain, where she has signed on to star in an epic period-piece musical as Queen Isabella. In the previous film, The Girl of Your Dreams, Macarena and her collaborators were dealing with Naziism at a time when Spanish films were made in Germany; the sequel focuses on the filming of a Spanish-American film in 1956, when America had started to produce films in Spain with the blessing of dictator Francisco Franco.
Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series in partnership with Instituto Cervantes.
2016; Fernando Trueba; English; 128 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show