Blood Wedding (1981)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Federico Garcia Lorca's revenge play Blood Wedding was adapted into a flamenco-ballet by Alfredo Manas. This piece, in turn, was committed to film by director Carlos Saura. Rather than adopt the usual soft-focus, "in performance" approach to his material, Saura aims his camera at a dress rehearsal, where the actors perform upon a bare stage. Choreographer and principal dancer Antonio Gades is interviewed backstage, as are several of his troupe members. Many consider Blood Wedding to be among the best dance films ever made.



dance [art], revenge, stage, bride, extramarital-affair, jilted, love-triangle, performer, spurned