“This film is a wonderment! A striking... full-bodied, visually stunning film.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“An original! Inventive... Contemporary... Imaginative... Charming... and Clever!” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Won Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best original score, Best Original Song, Best Production Design– Goya Awards
Won Best Actress and Special Jury Prize – San Sebastian IFF
Nominated for Most Popular Feature Film – Melbourn International Film Festival (MIFF)
A re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale “Snow White”, Blancanieves is a breathtakingly beautiful film and a spirited homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema.
Set in a romanticised 1920s Spain, Berger’s Snow White is Carmen, the daughter of a famous bullfighter, who lives under the tyrannical rule of her evil stepmother, Encarna. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, where her beauty and natural talent in the ring attract attention from the press.
But the news soon reaches Encarna and she prepares to take Carmen down.