Blood Wedding (1981 film)
|Directed by||Carlos Saura|
|Produced by||Emiliano Piedra|
|Written by||Carlos Saura
Juan Antonio Jiménez
|Music by||Emilio de Diego|
|Edited by||Pablo González del Amo|
|March 9, 1981 Spain|
Blood Wedding (Spanish: Bodas de sangre) is a 1981 Spanish musical film written and directed by Carlos Saura. It was directed and choreographed in the flamenco style. It is the first part of Saura's 1980s flamenco trilogy, and is followed by Carmen (1983) and El amor brujo (1986).
The film depicts Antonio Gades and his dance company performing a flamenco adaptation of Federico García Lorca's play Blood Wedding. As with all Saura's flamenco films, the film is overtly theatrical: it begins with the company arriving at the studio and putting on costumes and makeup. The dance is then performed in a bare windowed space with a minimum of props and no set. There are no elaborate costumes and many of the actors wear only their rehearsal clothes.
- Antonio Gades as Leonardo
- Cristina Hoyos as Bride
- Juan Antonio Jiménez as Groom
- Pilar Cárdenas as Mother
- Carmen Villena as Wife
- "Festival de Cannes: Blood Wedding". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
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