Blancanieves Poster

Release Date: 2012

PG-13|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Rescued from her evil stepmother (Maribel Verdú) by dwarves, a young woman (Macarena García) becomes a bullfighter like her late father.

Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Pere Ponce, Macarena García, Sofia Oria, Josep Maria Pou, Inma Cuesta

Director: Pablo Berger

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Canal+ España, Banque Postale Image 4, Arcadia Motion Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Brimming over with sadism and the occasional touch of kink, Blancanieves piles on the pathology that's the birthright of any fairy tale worth its salt. Yet it's still a tale of lost innocence, and Berger keeps faith with a prototype revered by the Disneys and the Grimms alike: the resilient, enterprising girl who overcomes wave after wave of adversity. show more

  • 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. show more

  • The silents, as this film suggests, achieved aesthetic marvels before sound came along to set things back for a while. show more

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