March 29, 2013
Studio: Cohen Media Group
Director: Pablo Berger
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violent content and sexuality)
Screenwriter: Pablo Berger
Starring: Maribel Verdu, Angela Molina, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Copyright Holder: N/A
A re-telling of the classic Brothers' Grimm fairy tale "Snow White," "Blancanieves" is a breathtakingly beautiful film and a uniquely spirited homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe's silent cinema. Set in a romanticized 1920s Seville, Berger's Snow White is Carmen, the daughter of a famous bull fighter, who lives under the tyrannical rule of her monstrous, evil stepmother, Encarna. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, where her beauty and natural talent in the ring attract notices from the press. But soon the news reaches Encarna, who at last she knows where to find Carmen, and she prepares for the final showdown.