Blood Wedding (Bodas De Sangre)

BB.5

(out of 5)


The famous play by Federico Garcia Lorca is taken by Carlos Saura and set to flamenco music with almost successful results. The complex play, essentially about two lovers during the Spanish Civil War who are unable to be together because of various circumstances, has been pared down to a minimal performance by a dance group who perform beautifully. Saura employs a flat, uninteresting look that constantly undermines the richly beautiful music but dance enthusiasts will enjoy it, while admirers of Lorca’s might not.


Spain/France, 1981

Directed by

Screenplay by , , Carlos Saura, based on the play by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 1981

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