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Director: Carlos Saura Run Time: 67 min. Release Year: 1981 Language: Spanish

Starring: Antonio Gades, Carmen Villena, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Pilar Cárdenas

Carlos Saura began what would become his trilogy with this depiction of a single dress rehearsal for choreographer Antonio Gades’s adaptation of poet/playwright Federico García Lorca’s tale of passionate revenge. No mere recording of a ballet, Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) uses gripping camerawork and heart-pounding rhythmic editing to evoke the experience of moving with the dancers every step of the way.

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