A black and white fantasy drama set in 1920s Seville and based on the fairytale of Snow White, here recast as the daughter of a wheelchair-bound bullfighter. Ill-treated by her hostile step-mother, Encarna, she joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves and becomes a sensational bullfighter. A flamboyantly Spanish film, Blancanieves is painstakingly crafted, emotionally gripping at times, and more authentically Grimm than most interpretations, and it puts a slightly unsettling new spin on Prince Charming and the proverbial happily-ever-after ending. A story well told through beautiful imagery.


Pablo Berger

Spain 2012 104m