The Bride at the European Film Festival of Toronto
Directed by Paula Ortiz, “La Novia” (“The Bride”) represents Spain at the 2018 edition of EUFF in Toronto.
- Original title: La Novia.
- Directed by Paula Ortiz, Spain / Germany, 2015, 93 minutes.
- In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
Based on the tragedy novel Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca, The Bride tells the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman. Two lovers carried away by their passion defying all moral and social rules even challenging their own judgment. The same day of her wedding, the bride and her lover escape on horseback to live their love. Their disobedience will have devastating consequences.
The book was written in 1932 and first performed at Teatro Beatriz in Madrid in March 1933. La Novia dominated the race to the 2016 Goya Awards –Spain’s equivalent to the Oscars®– with a total of 12 nominations, including Best Picture.
About EUFF Toronto
The official European Union Film Festival (EUFF) strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto. Founded in 2004 as a salve to Hollywood monotony, this free festival showcases 28 contemporary films drawn from each of the E.U.’s member countries. EUFF is brings together disparate E.U. Consulates and local cultural institutes for collaboration. Watch the Festival’s trailer.
EUFF 2018 runs November 8-22. View the Festival's full program (PDF).