Directed by Paula Ortiz
HOME, 6 April 2017
An adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, so you are looking at the story of a love triangle/vendetta set amidst Grenada’s desolate terrain.
There is a lot of symbolism here , some phallic though some not, but there is no intense or genuine passion. Perhaps it is because the actors are so clean and pretty and photogenic; even when they make love in the countryside they don’t sweat or get dirty. Their lovemaking is the very opposite of what passion, duende, should be – so hardly in the spirit of Lorca’s work. It looks like tasteful soft porn or a tourist ad: ‘Come Visit Spain’ or, better, ‘Visit Spain, Come…’
You feel throughout as though you are watching a costume drama.