THE BRIDES ARE COMING
Original title : Nevjeste Dolaze (1978)
Jelena, a woman of character, rules an inn in an isolated place in the countryside. She lives with her two sons : Martin and Jakov. Martin has been married to Kata for 5 years, but never succeeded in having a child. Jakov sleeps with his mother in postures suggesting incest, but he is in love with Kata. Each night he hears her cries, the sexual acts with her husband inevitably finish with violence. One day, Jakov can't stand anymore, he leaves, and Kata is found dead the next morning. Two characters arrive then : an old man, who turns to be the father of Martin ; he settles and declares being returned to die here. And a girl, that Martin will keep as his new wife...
Emir Kusturica, director, finally does it, daring a highly taboo subject for the time : sexuality, incest. Emir Kusturica declares "The brides are coming is undoubtedly the most courageous subject I ever made. It deals with the transmission of energy through the family, for a better comprehension, the whole thing put in image in a very stylized way."
Produced by the television of Sarajevo, the film will however never be broadcast, being considered as too disturbing. The film is nonetheless of a great intelligence, and starts in a very promising way the future career of the young director.
The film runs 73 minutes and is subtitled in English, it is in color and in a full screen format.
This is a 0 region dvd and will play on your US player or computer (to save you from asking). Great picture quality, complete with chapters, artwork, case, sealed in plastic brand new.