Fortissimo Films announced today its acquisition of International sales rights to Paula Ortiz’s (DE TU VENTANA A LA MÍA) epic tragedy LA NOVIA (THE BRIDE). The film, which will receive its World Premiere in the Zabaltegi Section of the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival, is based on the acclaimed play “Bodas de Sangre” (Blood Wedding) from internationally recognized Spanish author, Federico García Lorca.
LA NOVIA tells the tragic story of an illicit love triangle that is fueled by passion, yet ultimately doomed for disaster. The film follows the story of The Bride, Inma Cuesta (THE SLEEPING VOICE, SNOW WHITE), who marries The Groom, Asier Etxeandia (LOS DÍAS NO VIVIDOS, MA MA), despite her growing desire for Leonardo, Álex García (ENTRE ESQUELAS). Unable to ignore their unbreakable bond any longer, The Bride abandons her new husband and escapes into the forest with her true love Leonardo. Upon discovering his wife’s disappearance, The Groom furiously pursues the lovers seeking a violent revenge.
The film is produced by Get in the Picture Productions in co-production with REC Films (Spain), Mantar Film (Turkey) and Cine Chromatix (Germany). Betta Pictures has acquired Spanish distribution rights and will release the film on November 27th, 2015.
The deal was negotiated by Fortissimo Films’ Berenice Fugard, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and the film’s Producer Alex Lafuente of Get In The Picture Productions.
Upon closing the deal, Fortissimo’s Berenice Fugard commented, ‘Ortiz depicts love and passion as rarely seen before on screen. The film is mesmerizing, and we are eager to help share this powerful cinematic experience.’
Get In The Picture Productions’ Producer, Alex Lafuente, added ‘We are delighted that our unique and powerful film will be in the hands of Fortissimo and their team, in the company of the outstanding and excellent films they represent’.
Sales for the highly anticipated adaptation will commence at the upcoming 2015 Venice International Film Festival.