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Blood wedding

A groom is preparing to be wed. His mother is having trouble coping with the idea of him leaving. She lives in the past, eaten away by her grief after the violent death of her husband and eldest son. She yearns for revenge on the family that ruined her life. While the bride-to be prepares for the big day, her former lover Leonardo gallops past her house every night. The passion between the two has far from cooled. Even before the wedding celebration warms up, the bride and the ex lover flee the scene. The shamed families open the hunt on the forbidden lovers and execute their cruel, bloody revenge.

 

Together with Yerma and Bernarda’s The House, Blood Wedding forms the trilogy of the Spanish countryside. In a world of scarcity where family ties and property are sacred, love and lost struggle to survive. Lorca’s tragedy is the portrait of a society weighed down by dark family feuds, moral masochism and sickly grief.

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