Release Date: 14/04/2016
Based on “Bodas de sangre” by Federico García Lorca, “La Novia” 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.
Dirty hands tear the earth. A woman’s mouth shivers out of control. She breathes heavily, as if she were about to choke… We hear her cry, swallow, groan… Her eyes are flooded with tears. Her hands full with dry soil. There’s barely nothing left of her white dress made out of organza and tulle. It’s full of black mud and blood. Staring into the distance, it’s difficult for her to breathe. Her lifeless face, dirtied with mud, soil, blood… she can’t stop crying. Although she tries to calm herself the crying is stronger, deeper. THE BRIDE, alone underneath a dried tree in the middle of a swamp, screams out loud, torn, endless… comfortless.
LEONARDO, THE GROOM and THE BRIDE, play together. Three kids in a forest at the banks of a river. The three form an inseparable triangle. However LEONARDO and THE BRIDE share an invisible string, ferocious, unbreakable… THE GROOM looks at them…
Years have gone by, and THE BRIDE is getting ready for her wedding. She’s unhappy. Doubt and anxiety consume her. She lives in the middle of white dessert lands, barren, in her father’s house with a glass forge. A BEGGAR WOMAN knocks at her door. She offers her a gift and a piece of advice: a glass dagger and a warning: “Don’t get married if you don’t love him”. THE BRIDE’s whole body shivers. THE BRIDE and THE GROOM get married in front of everyone’s happiness, and also LEONARDO’s impotent and furious look.
Directed By: Paula Ortiz
Cast: Manuela Vellés, Leticia Dolera, Inma Cuesta, Álex García, Mariana Cordero