• 2012
  • Spain
  • 1h 44min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pablo Berger
  • Written by: Pablo Berger
  • Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina
  • Language: Spanish
  • UK release: 12 July 2013

It will inevitably be compared to The Artist but this retelling of Snow White transplanted to the world of 1920s Spanish bullfighting, is a masterpiece all on its own. A black and white, silent film with great performances and inventive use of both sound and camera techniques. A beautiful and accomplished film.

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26 Feb 20134 stars

1920s set silent take on the Snow White story, with seven bullfighting dwarves

It’s going to be difficult to get through a review of Blancanieves without mentioning The Artist, so let’s get it out of the way now. Both films are European, black and white, reduced format silent films in romanticised 20th century period settings.

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