The Bride

2015 [SPANISH]


IMDb Rating 6.7 10 3001

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Álex García as Leonardo
Inma Cuesta as Novia
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Spanish 2.0
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1 hr 38 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by david_odi 8 / 10

A film full of poetry

Beautiful and fantastic (as in fantasy!) photography and scenery: the greatest contribution made by cinematography in the direction of Paula Ortiz to the already thriving "Bodas de Sangre" play by Federico Garcia Lorca.

A play full of strong and deep poetry in which the destiny of the characters are controlled and dictated by their deepest emotions as if these emotions were fierce Gods that are far beyond any human control or law, and just as the ancient Gods of most mythologies played with the destiny of the mortals as if leafs in the winds, the emotions portrayed in this film do the same to the lives of every single character in this film: merciless, relentlessly.

Talking specifically about the film, one of the new 'extensions' added in the film and absent in the play, is the great metaphor of the crystals all across the film. Lorca use the word 'cristal' and 'vidrio' plenty of times in the play without referring to an actual crystal but as literary resource, and the development of this idea in images is magical and beautiful.

A downside of the film, for those who cannot understand Spanish, is the very lame translation in the English captions. I do speak Spanish as my native tongue but I had to turn the captions on at some moments because they whisper a lot and some pronunciations are difficult to grasp. As I said, this film is full of delightful poetry, not only visually but literally and is a shame that the translator didn't seem to notice that, as a result some of the most brilliant moments of the movie become plain and bland if reading the English translation. There is even one moment in which the translation express exactly the opposite to the original meaning.

Not taking in great consideration this last thing, La Novia is an amazing film that I would recommend to everyone except to those that faint when they see blood.

Reviewed by tolgaozkurt 8 / 10

Poetic, timeless, spaceless and beautiful

The film crew has shot a poem rather than a movie. You would either love or hate this piece; there is most probably no middle ground. I am personally in the former camp. The story itself is as familiar as an ancient Greek tragedy: namely, the sinfully intense love and the revengeful fate. The images are so captivating that makes you feel the characters exist out of space-time. This is highlighted when the heroin encounters "herself" more than a few times throughout the film. If you love poetry in images, then you will not easily forget the beautiful scenes and that primordial sadness arising from the unavoidable fate.

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

A dramatic and really tragic story about a loving triangle , being based on "Bodas de sangre" by Federico García Lorca

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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