Blancanieves (2013)




Critic Consensus: Smartly written and beautiful to behold, Blancanieves uses its classic source material to offer a dark tale, delightfully told.

Movie Info

Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves, and became a legend. Set in southern Spain in 1920s, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films. (c) Cohen Media Group

Rating: PG-13 (for some violent content and sexuality)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Pablo Berger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2013
Box Office: $0.2M
Cohen Media Group - Official Site


as Dona Concha

as Don Martin

as Antonio Villalta

as Encarna

as Carmen de Triana

as Genaro

as Carmencita

as Don Carlos
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Critic Reviews for Blancanieves

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (26)

What Berger does with the actors, the sight gags, the close-ups, the music, the photography is close to perfection.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Top Critic

This year's crowded field of Snow White movies has a winner, at least in terms of quality, in Pablo Berger's delightful Blancanieves.

Full Review… | November 27, 2013
Top Critic

Berger, like his rad forebear Luis Bunuel, marries poetry to film.

Full Review… | November 27, 2013
Globe and Mail
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While the story, shorn of its supernatural elements, is mired in abuse and tragedy, its effect is sensual and superficial.

Full Review… | November 27, 2013
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

We're not in Disney's world. Berger knows his Grimm, and he suffuses his entrancing fairy tale with a moving sense of melancholy.

Full Review… | November 27, 2013
New York Daily News
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From Spain, here's a miracle of fairy tale repurposing: a version of the Brothers Grimm's "Snow White," set in Spanish bullfighting country in the late 1920s. Writer-director Pablo Berger's Blancanieves goes all the way with its concept, and then further.

Full Review… | November 27, 2013
Chicago Tribune
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Audience Reviews for Blancanieves


An interesting take on the old Snow White legend with beautiful production and costume design.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A matador's daughter is oppressed by her evil stepmother until she escapes and winds up traveling with a troupe of bullfighting dwarfs. Unexpected twists on the ancient legend, bits of macabre humor, and magnificent music and camerawork announce this silent, 20s-styled refashioning of Snow White as a modern masterpiece.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

'Blancanieves'. The lighting, the symmetry, the composition. Just, wow. One of the most beautiful looking films I've ever seen.

The flamenco-infused score is rousing, and there's a decent amount of wit, charm and humour.


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