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Film Description

Film Description



Blancanieves is a gothic melodrama inspired by the Brothers´ Grimm tale. Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never met her mother, and she grew up being hated by her evil stepmother. She learned her father’s art, a famous bullfighter, and one day she ran away to become a legend. Set in 1920s south of Spain, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films.


"It is a full-bodied silent film of the sort that might have been made by the greatest directors of the 1920s, if such details as the kinky sadomasochism of this film's evil stepmother could have been slipped past the censors." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"A sensual and sophisticated retelling of a beloved fairytale re-imagined as a homage to European silent cinema, Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger's black-and-white Blancanieves will leave you transfixed." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

Director: Pablo Berger
Cast: ménez CacMaribel Verdú, Daniel Giho, Ángela Molina
Year: 2012
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Distributor: D Films

Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR


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