BLOOD WEDDING (Bodas De Sangre) is a 1981 Spanish musical film written and directed by Carlos Saura. It is the first part of Saura's 1980's flamenco trilogy, and is followed by CARMEN (1983) and EL AMOR BRUJO (1986).
Backstage in a theatre, the camera follows the arrival, make-up and rehearsal of a dance company. They perform the flamenco ballet, Blood Wedding: Leonardo, a married man, is in love with the bride to be. At the end of the ceremony he runs off with the bride, but the bridegroom chases after them and challenges his rival.