Blancanieves


Blancanieves

Blancanieves

Cast: Maribel Verdu, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina
Director: Pablo Berger
Genre: Drama
Rated: M
Running Time: 104 minutes

Synopsis: The Brothers Grimm get a sumptuous reinvention in Blancanieves, the new silent, black-and-white offering from writer-director Pablo Berger, which won the Goya Award for Best Picture.

Taking on the mantle of Snow White, Carmencita is the daughter of a celebrated matador; cast from grace when her now-quadriplegic father marries his nurse, the cruel, conniving Encarna (Spanish star Maribel Verdú, from Y tu Mamá También). Rescued by a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, Carmencita discovers a new but equally perilous calling: becoming Spain's first female toreador.

Revelling in the melodramatic filmmaking of cinema's Golden Age and laced with a gleeful sense of high camp and high tragedy, Berger's film is a dizzying, charming and entirely unique take on one of our most beloved stories.

Blancanieves
Release Date: October 24th, 2013


Blancanieves Director's Statement

…IS A SENSORY EXPERIENCE
The viewer must feel rather than think, and be led by a story told only through images and music. Film as ceremony and cathartic experience.

…IS A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
The film is a careful recreation of the unforgettable 20s in Spain: the wardrobe, the hats, the cars...No detail has been overlooked.

…IS A FAIRY TALE IN IMAGES
The film captivates our inner child. The audience will feel like they're sitting on my lap, being told a story full of fantasy, drama, horror and dark humour. Once upon a time...

…IS ABOUT EMOTIONS
A sincere glance can contain all the tension of the boldest action. As Norma Desmond said in Sunset Blvd, 'We did not need dialogue. We had faces".

…IS A TRIBUTE TO CINEMA
By the end of the 1920s the language of cinema had been completely developed and great masterpieces had been created. Blancanieves is not a copy but a reinterpretation of the films of that era for today's audience.

…IS A MUSICAL
The presence of Vilallonga's extraordinary music, from the opening credits until the end of the film, intensifies the emotions and deepest feelings of the protagonists. The music is their voice.

…IS A GOTHIC MELODRAMA
The film is true to the dark spirit of the popular tale from the Brothers Grimm. I use melodrama as a way of pushing the limits of characters in extreme situations. Keep your handkerchiefs handy.

…IS A LOVE STORY
The film is a reflection about love as a school of pain and as a demystifying filter to face the ups and downs of life. Love, then you exist.

…IS AN INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION
We have joined artistic and financial resources with other European countries to carry out this exciting adventure. A local film for the global market.

…IS THE MOST POPULAR FAIRY TALE CHARACTER
Upon pronouncing BLAN-CA-NIE-VES everyone envisages a beautiful girl, a wicked stepmother and seven captivating dwarfs. Our version has all that and much more.
- Pablo Berger, Director

Blancanieves
Release Date: October 24th, 2013


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