Director - Pablo Berger
Script - Pablo Berger
Camera - Kiko de la Rica
Cast - Macarena García, Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Inma Cuesta
Music - Alfonso de Vilallonga
Producers - Ibon Cormenzana, Jérôme Vidal, Pablo Berger
Production - Arcadia Motion Pictures, Nix Films AIE, Sisifo Films AIE, The Kraken AIE, Noodles Production, Arte France Cinéma
Young Carmen is our Snow White, daughter of once-renowned matador Antonio Villalta, crippled in the ring and grieving for his wife, who died during childbirth. We are given a swift and fiery account of Carmen’s upbringing by her flamenco dancer grandmother, her torment at the hands of her tyrannical stepmother and her secret schooling in the art of bullfighting by her father, just before his malicious new wife enacts a terrible revenge on him. Knowing that she’s in mortal danger, Carmen joins a travelling troupe of bullfighting dwarves, eventually rising to fame in the corrida under the stage name Blancanieves.

If The Artist is a love letter to the heyday of Hollywood silent cinema, then Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves is an homage to the sumptuous European silent melodrama. Relocating the Grimm fairy tale to a romantic vision of 1920s Spain and working in atmospheric black and white, Berger takes full advantage of the silent film’s expressive potential to depict the golden age of toreros with gory, Goyaesque violence.

Diana Sanchez, TIFF


San Sebastián ’12 – Best Actress (Macarena García), Special Prize of the Jury and nomination for “Golden Seashell”; Tallinn ’12 – Nomination for the Grand Prize; Toronto ’12 – Nomination for Discovery Award and FIPRESCI award


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