The Queen of Spain

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The Queen of Spain
La reina de España.jpg
Directed by Fernando Trueba
Produced by
Written by Fernando Trueba
Music by Zbigniew Preisner
Cinematography José Luis Alcaine
Release date
  • 25 November 2016 (2016-11-25) (Spain)
  • February 2017 (2017-02) (Berlin)
Country Spain
Language Spanish

The Queen of Spain (Spanish: La reina de España) is a 2016 Spanish comedy-drama film written and directed by Fernando Trueba. Starring Penélope Cruz, the movie is a sequel to Trueba's 1998 drama The Girl of Your Dreams, also starring Cruz and set during the Spanish Civil War.[1] It was selected to be shown in the Berlinale Special section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


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.


Awards and nominations

Awards Category Nominated Result
31st Goya Awards[3] Best Actress Penélope Cruz Nominated
Best Cinematography José Luis Alcaine Nominated
Best Art Direction Juan Pedro de Gaspar Nominated
Best Production Supervision Pilar Robla Nominated
Best Costume Design Lala Huete Nominated


  1. ^ Dave McNary (March 4, 2016). "Cary Elwes Starring in Penelope Cruz's 'Queen of Spain' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Andres Veiel, and Sally Potter – First Films for the Competition of the Berlinale 2017". Berlinale. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Juan Antonio Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' Leads Goya Award Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. December 14, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2017.

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