Blancanieves Review

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When famous bullfighter (Cacho) is gored and left paralysed, his pregnant wife goes into labour and dies. The child that survives, Carmencita (Sofía Oria), grows into a beautiful woman and attracts the jealous ire of the manipulative nurse (Verdú) who now


Echoing Guy Maddin's atmospheric melodramatics rather than Michel Hazanavicius’ impish wit, this silent, monochrome relocating of Snow White to ’20s Spain is irresistible, with Macarena García and Maribel Verdú sublime as the bullfighting waif and her evil stepmother.

A Spanish take on Snow White that picks up where The Artist left off and shows the full elegance of silent filmmaking.