The Bride (2015 film)

The Bride (Spanish: La novia) is a 2015 Spanish drama film directed by Paula Ortiz. The screenplay is based on Blood Wedding, the 1933 tragedy by Federico García Lorca. It was screened in the Zabaltegi section of the 2015 San Sebastián International Film Festival.[2] It was also named as one of three films that could be chosen as the Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but it was not selected.[3][4]

The Bride
Original Spanish theatrical release poster
Spanish: La novia
Directed byPaula Ortiz
Written byPaula Ortiz
Javier García Arredondo
Based onBlood Wedding
by Federico García Lorca
StarringInma Cuesta
Asier Etxeandia
Álex Garcia
Luisa Gavasa
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa
Ana Fernández
Music byShigeru Umebayashi
CinematographyMigue Amoedo
Edited byJavier García
Get In The Picture Productions
Mantar Film
Cine Chromatix KG
Release date
  • 23 September 2015 (2015-09-23) (San Sebastián)
  • 11 December 2015 (2015-12-11) (Spain)
Running time
93 minutes
Box office$1.7 million[1]


Leonardo, The Groom and The Bride have been an inseparable triangle since they were children, but Leonardo and The Bride possess an invisible, ferocious, unbreakable thread. The years go by and she, in anguish, is getting prepared for her wedding with The Groom in the middle of the white desert where she lives with her father. The day before the ceremony, a beggar knocks on her door and offers her a present and a piece of advice: "Don't get married if you don't love him", while she gives her two crystal daggers. The Bride's body shudders.


Awards and nominations

III Premios Feroz Best Drama Won
Best Director Paula Ortiz Won
Best Screenplay Paula Ortiz and Javier García Arredondo Nominated
Best Main Actress Inma Cuesta Won
Best Supporting Actor Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Luisa Gavasa Won
Best Original Soundtrack Shigeru Umebayashi Won
Best Trailer Won
Best Film Poster Nominated
30th Goya Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Paula Ortiz Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Paula Ortiz and Javier García Arredondo Nominated
Best Actor Asier Etxeandia Nominated
Best Actress Inma Cuesta Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Luisa Gavasa Won
Best New Actor Álex García Nominated
Best Cinematography Miguel Ángel Amoedo Won
Best Art Direction Jesús Bosqued Maté and Pilar Quintana Nominated
Best Sound Clemens Grulich, César Molina and Ignacio Arenas Nominated
Best Makeup and Hairstyles Esther Guillem and Pilar Guillem Nominated
Best Original Score Shigeru Umebayashi Nominated


  1. "La Novia (The Bride)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. "'The Bride' ('La novia'): San Sebastian Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. "El olivo, Julieta y La novia, camino a Hollywood". La Academia. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. De Pablos, Emiliano (20 August 2016). "Bollain's 'Olive Tree,' Almodovar's 'Julieta,' Ortiz's 'Bride' On Spain's Oscar Short-List". Variety. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
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