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Dismissing ‘Blancanieves’ simply because you are fearing or expecting ‘The Artist’ redux is a shame, because this film is FAR different in tone and construction and manages to not just be a very good film, it is a BETTER film for many reasons.
‘Blancanieves’ attempts to put yet another twist on the ‘Snow White’ story. Yes, 2012 was stupid with ‘Snow White’ remakes, and while the two US releases (‘Mirror Mirror’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) may have soured you to the idea of a modern cinematic take on the fable, I encourage you to forget your quibbles and just give Pablo Berger’s inspired take a try. Yes, it is in black and white. Yes, it is silent. Yes, it is foreign.
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The tale starts on a very dark day. A famous bullfighter (Daniel Giménez Cacho) faces a terrible ordeal in the ring which causes his pregnant wife to go into labor. When all is said and done, the bullfighter is paralyzed and the young mother has lost her life. Little Carmen (Sofía Oria) still struggles to have a normal childhood with her grandmother, but her existence will forever be altered when she is forced to move in with her ailing dad and his sadistic new bride (a terrific Maribel Verdú, a long way from her "Y tu mamá también" days).Read more ›
If you're one of those people who thirst for the happy ending, stop here. This original and imaginative version of the Snow White tale gives us many things, but it doesn't provide that happy ending we've come to expect, and that may turn off many viewers.
OK. If you can put aside the breach of the covenant between author/audience, then this film is certainly worth watching. Its finest charm is that the film is silent, apart from the music and occasional sound effects. Kudos go to Maribel Verdu as the wicked stepmother, Daniel Gimenez Cacho as the bull-fighting father, Angela Molina as the grandmother, and little Sofia Oria as the young Snow White. Their ability to show emotion without words is excellent.
Most of them will not be well known to US audiences. They are primarily Spanish actors. Maribel Verdu played Mercedes in "Pam's Labrynth" (2006) and Daniel Cacho was in "Get the Gringo" (2012). This is the first film for little Sofia Oria.
Dare I say that the quality of this silent film surpasses the much touted "The Artist" (2011) which was a major award winner.Read more ›
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Laden with awards; entered as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2013 Oscars; it seems rather churlish to criticize Pablo Berger's silent retelling of the Snow White myth, bearing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr. Laurence Raw
Do yourself a favor: just buy it already. It won't be available on Netflix forever. And while you're at it, buy "The Artist" as well. They make a great double feature.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
This movie was an unexpected pleasure. My husband and I were enthralled with the radical change of scene to Bullfighting Spain, the beautiful black & white filming, the treatment... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lula
This is a strange and wonderful and dark turn on the Snow White story. It is by far the best telling of Snow White that I have ever seen brought to screen (easily superior to both... Read morePublished 9 months ago by J Smith
Proving yet again that dialog is optional to engaging cinema, Señora Verdú is a marvel of facial and bodily expression.
This film won 10 Goyas, the Spanish Oscar, last year and deservedly so. It is film-making at its best; visually stunning and no special effects. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Skip
It's a silent movie. Oh, there's music, if you want it...but it's silent. You won't miss a thing. It's also black and white, and may I say, very artistically done. Death... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tara Chevrestt
It has been said the greatest tragedy of silent film is that its era was too brief. It seems Hollywood belatedly agreed with this assessment when they named The Artist (2011, dir. Read morePublished 23 months ago by THE BLUEMAHLER
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