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The Bride (2015)

La novia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 5 August 2016 (USA)
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As the Bride and the Groom prepare for the wedding in the pale desert, a tale of unappeased desires; forbidden yearnings, and conflicted choices unfolds. Now, three lovers stand powerless before the true nature of man. Is fate unavoidable?

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Paula Ortiz

Writers:

Javier García Arredondo (screenplay by), Federico García Lorca (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Inma Cuesta ... Novia
Álex García ... Leonardo
Asier Etxeandia ... Novio
Luisa Gavasa ... Madre
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Padre
Leticia Dolera ... Mujer de Leonardo
Consuelo Trujillo ... Criada
Ana Fernández ... Vecina
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Mendiga
Manuela Vellés ... Muchacha 1
Verónika Moral Verónika Moral ... Muchacha 2
Laura Contreras Laura Contreras ... Muchacha 3
Mariana Cordero ... Suegra
Mariano Anós Mariano Anós ... Primo del Mar 1
David Moreau David Moreau ... Primo del Mar 2
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Storyline

Based on "Bodas de sangre" by Federico García Lorca, tells the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman. Two lovers carried away by their passion defying all moral and social rules even challenging their own judgment. The same day of her wedding, the bride and her lover escape on horseback to live their love. Their disobedience will have devastating consequences. Written by Anonymous

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A Passionate and Extreme Movie! See more »

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Drama

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Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,187,147 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,682,689
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Spanish investment turned out to be insufficient to accomplish the project director Paula Ortiz had in mind, therefore she sought out potential places for the film to be set. Wanting to remain faithful to the Mediterranean atmosphere of Lorca's play, she chose Cappadocia in Turkey, that had volunteer to become an investor in the film. See more »

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The groom chases the unfaithful bride on a BMW R25/2, formerly seen in the film with a sidecar. When he arrives, he rides an unidentified motorcycle (could it be a BSA?) which stalls. See more »

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Madre: Do you understand what marriage means child?
La novia: Yes, madam.
Madre: A husband, children and a two-yard thick wall between everything else.
La novia: I will not disappoint.
Madre: Of course, of course you won't.
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Nana del caballo grande
Written by Federico García Lorca
Performed by Carmen París
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A dramatic and really tragic story about a loving triangle , being based on "Bodas de sangre" by Federico García Lorca
23 May 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a Passionate and Extreme Movie plenty of love , drama , tragedy and death . It deals with the story of a love triangle between two young men (Asier Etxeandia , Alex Garcia) and a woman (Imma Cuesta) , the Bride , who is a Triumph of Beauty. Inseparable since childhood, the Bride and the Groom share a gentle, and yet, ardent passion, stronger than the desolate, exposed and stark land that encircles them and perhaps even stronger than love itself. And the Bride follows through the air, like a blade of grass . Then the Neighbor (Ana Fernández) comes to chat with The Mother (Luisa Gavasa , Goya Academy Award winner ) , and reveals to her that The Bride was previously involved with a man named Leonardo Felix, a relative of the men who murdered The Mother's husband. The Mother, who still hates the Felix family, is furious, but decides to visit the girl before bringing the matter up with The Groom. But the lovers carried away by their passion defying all moral and social habits . Their disobedience will have unexpected consequences. Now riddled with indecision, the fair Bride is due to marry the gentle and stalwart Groom, however, the unconventional Leonardo, a married man (married to Leticia Dolera) with a baby and a mutual childhood friend, still feels the same unrestful, reckless, still, achingly hopeless passion for the Bride. Eventually, as the Bride silently prepares for her wedding , the feeble flesh will soon succumb to carnal yearning , devoured by deception and to the long-boiling passion .

A few of the themes present in ¨Blood Wedding¨ are the cycle of life, the progression of time, conflicted choices, anguish , deception, fate, forbidden yearnings, unappeased desires and nature. The unavoidable fate of three lovers standing powerless before the true nature of man , along with a Freudian reading of the play reveals Lorca to be exploring human nature. The theme of choice is evident in the characters of Leonardo, the bride, and the bridegroom.The theme of fate also ties into the themes of choice and deception. The bride's choice to marry the groom, despite the fact that she still loves Leonardo. This is ironic, because she attempts to choose both men and loses both of them instead. Fate plays an important role in the plot of Blood Wedding, with its plot twists and final outcome. Finally, the theme of nature is present in Blood Wedding: the moon, the trees, the river, death (in the form of the beggar woman), the vineyard, orange blossoms, etc. These references to nature suggest that there is something predetermined in human nature, and relates back to fate. Main cast are pretty good , a decent trio protagonist : Inma Cuesta , Asier Etxeandia , Álex García . Frankly marvelous support cast such as : Luisa Gavasa , Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa , Leticia Dolera Ana Fernández , Trujillo , María Alfonsa Rosso , Manuela Vellés , Mariana Cordero . It contains a luxurious and brilliant cinematography by Migue Amoedo , set in the middle of the pale desert and barren land . Being shot on location in Cappadoccia, Turkey , Monasterio de Casbas, Huesca, Aragón , El Temple, Huesca, Aragón , Los Monegros, Zaragoza , Aragón, Spain . Sensitive and rousing musical score by synthesizer , being composed by Shigeru Umebayashi . The motion picture was professionally directed by Paula Ortiz .

The play has been adapted as stage as cinemas as TV and translated into English and retitled Bitter Oleander, had a brief Broadway run in 1935. The play was adapted as a Spanish film in 1938, with Margarita Xirgu in the starring role she'd previously played on stage.The play was adapted as an Italian film in 1941, also titled Blood Wedding.The 1957 opera Bluthochzeit by Wolfgang Fortner is adapted from Henrique Beck's German translation of the play.In 1959, BBC Television made an adaptation of the play. In 1964, Vérnász, an operatic adaptation of the play with a score by Hungarian composer Sándor Szokolay, was first produced in Budapest. The opera has been produced again in the years since. In 1973, the play was produced in English translation at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in Manhattan, New York.The play was adapted as a Moroccan film in 1977, also titled Blood Wedding. In 1981, Spanish film director Carlos Saura directed a dance film based on the play, also titled Blood Wedding.In 1986, the BBC World Service broadcast a radio adaptation of the play starring Anna Massey, Juliet Stevenson, and Alan Rickman.A 2006 Haitian operatic adaptation of the play, titled Le Maryaj Lenglensou, was produced by Dutch filmmaker Hans Fels with a score by Haitian composer Iphares Blain. A documentary about this production premiered at the 2007 Netherlands Film Festival.In 2007, BBC Radio 3 broadcast a new production of the play, using the Ted Hughes translation and featuring Barbara Flynn as The Mother. Finally , in 2015, this Spanish film adaptation titled The Bride directed by Paula Ortiz was released.


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