Foreign Film: Blancanieves
06/06/2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
$8 / $6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film map
Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger transports the opulent fantasy of Snow White to circa-1920s Andalusia in his homage to both the Brothers Grimm and silent cinema. In Berger’s breathtaking rendition of the all-t0o-familiar fairy tale, Snow White’s father is a famous matador; the cruel stepmother, his nurse; and the seven dwarves, a troupe of diminutive bullfighters, Los Enanitos Toreros.
In one of his final reviews, the late film critic Roger Ebert wrote of Blancanieves, “Although the story draws on the Brothers Grimm and the legend of Snow White, it is anything but a children's movie. 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.”
Blancanieves is rated PG-13.
Director: Pablo Berger | Spain | 2012 | 90 minutes
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