THE BRIDE
LA NOVIA
2015, Outsider Pictures, 96 min, Dir: Paula Ortiz

Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic play Blood Wedding serves as the basis for this engrossing drama. Feroz winner Inma Cuesta plays the title character, whose upcoming marriage is derailed by the arrival of an old flame (Álex García). Shot in Turkey by cinematographer Migue Amoedo, the film’s occasionally fantastical imagery elevates a tragic love triangle into the realm of poetry. With Luisa Gavasa. In Spanish with English subtitles.


KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE
KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE
2016, Strand Releasing, 102 min, Dir: Paco León

Through interwoven stories, five couples revel in and struggle with sexual fetishes in one of Spain’s biggest box office hits of the year. Actor-director Paco León’s (CARMINA OR BLOW UP) kinky comedy recalls the uninhibited spirit of Pedro Almodóvar with a knack for hilarious set pieces that is uniquely his own. “Throughout, KIKI skillfully straddles the line between the comedy you’d expect and the compassion which makes it work at a deeper level.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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