Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) is thought to have been assassinated by Spanish fascists, though as of now, I believe, his remains have not been recovered nor identified. One of the hallmarks of Lorca's best-known plays -- The House of Bernarda Alba and Blood Wedding -- is buried passion, and as the man was a closeted homosexual (what sentient being would not have been in the Spain of that day?), this theme seems appropriate indeed.
THE BRIDE (La novia), the new adaptation of Blood Wedding by Spanish filmmaker Paula Ortiz,(shown at left), we're getting what may be the version that suits our modern sensibilities best. At this year's Goya Awards, the film -- nominated for a slew of prizes -- won only two: for Best Supporting Actress (Luisa Gavasa, shown below, who gives a very strong performance as the groom's fraught mother) and Best Cinematography (quite gorgeous and plenty versatile by Miguel Angel Amoedo).
TrustMovies' guess is that the answer, like the movie and original work itself, is all about passion. And it is very difficult to translate pure passion into any kind of rational, comprehensible form. (That's what passion does, right? It overrides all else.) Ms Ortiz makes a terrific stab at doing just this, and on some fronts she succeeds.
Javier García Arredondo ); there would be, of course, given García Lorca's penchant for it.
From Your Window to Mine aka Chrysalis a few years back.)
Inma Cuesta (above, right, from The Sleeping Voice and Cousinhood) makes a properly beautiful and passionate bride. Giving her a bit more specificity via dialog would have probably done wonders for the overall performance. Alex García (above, left) makes an appropriately hirsute and hunky object of her desire, while Asier Etxeandia (below and recently seen in Ma Ma) plays well the loving bridegroom finally driven crazy by all this passion.