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?


Paula Ortiz


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


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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The Bride is a Triumph of Beauty! See more »


Drama | Romance


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The OST of The Bride was composed by Shigeru Umebayashi, a Japanese musician big fan of the works of Lorca. The director and the musician never met in person actually: Ortiz sent parts of scenes or descriptions of places and emotions to Umebayashi and he created and arranged the music he deemed suitable. The soundtrack was nominated for best OST the Goya awards, Spanish equivalent to the Oscars. See more »


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 »


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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La tarara
Written by Federico García Lorca
Performed by Inma Cuesta
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18 April 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

in many senses. not all easy to seduce. slow motion cinematography, landscapes from Capadoccia, poetic images, admirable presence of Maria Alfonsa Rosso and Garcia Lorca play atmosphere. a film who must admire ignoring the story because the first scenes are enough for know the evolution of the relations between characters to the tragic end. and the accuracy to the play is sacrificed for the noble desire to give an art film. result - "La novia" is one of films for a reduced target. a public who discovers more than the good intentions of the director or the changes by the play. a public seduced by atmosphere. by poetry of image. by the similarities with other tragic love stories. a film seduced by costumes and air and broken glass and costumes and old earrings. nostalgia. and justice.

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5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »


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