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This is a great little arthouse update on the Snow White fairy story in which the action is moved from those dark, central European forests of the Brothers Grimm to the bull fighting arena of Seville. The movie is shot as a classic 1920s silent film and it works perfectly with its stark images and brilliant twenties costumes. Whilst the imagery may be somewhat disturbing for little ones and the scenes of the bullfights are rather brutal, this is an enjoyably different movie that I enjoyed immensely.
Like The Artist, Blancanieves pays homage to the age of classic silent films. It is well-conceived, beautifully shot and well cast- particularly Maribel Verdu as the evil step-mother and gorgeous young actress Macarena Garcia as the orphaned daughter of a famous bullfighter. The plot is a Spanish take on Snow White and as such, it is lovingly crafted.
In the day and age of CGI, there is absolutely NO NEED to horrendously torture animals. A little bit of research on this movie and I found out that 9 bulls were brutally killed for the making of this movie. No support (or money) for you!
A very Spanish (i.e. creative, intriguing, bold) approach to the original tale. Certainly feels like something from the silent era. The narrative transitions and the ending could have been better though.
Well what do you know? There's another recent film besides The Artist that convincingly takes on the guise of a silent film. This Spanish film is a sometimes-clever retelling of Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarves, that also manages to do it without using supernatural elements. It's often pretty, but the film's attempt to get in all of the plot points from The Brothers Grimm tale can be a bit awkward at times. A real heart-breaker of an ending though.
I watched a silent, B&W, Spanish retelling of a traditional folk tale; pretentious, yo?
While this didn't avoid all the cliche traps, the way bullfighting and flamenco were woven into the story was very satisfying, and the combination of Andalusia, 1920s costume and the cinematography was irresistibly gorgeous.
Pablo Berger seemed to know exactly how to give homage to Show White and silent film. Great acting, beautiful to look at and entertaining throughout. Blancanieves is one of the best movies of the decade thus far.
Risky bet, that I do not know if it has gone on in a good way yet. More curious by photography and actors than for the story itself. The end let me a little cold, and maybe it is the cause for low calification, but I compensate with half an additional star by good actings and photography. Between 2.5 and 3. However, the fact that they killed some animals to make the movie make me underrate it.