FILMCLUB: New on DVD – Blancanieves

 

Our friends from FILMCLUB always like to keep on top of the coolest movies on DVD and this week they’ve got a great suggestion for you…

Blancanieves (12, 2013)

Director: Pablo Berger

Cast: Maribel Verdu, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Angela Molina, Pere Ponce, Macarena Garcia

Since Walt Disney’s animated musical Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs amazed audiences in 1937, the Snow White fairytale has produced several screen adaptations, ranging from the brightly-coloured Mirror Mirror to Snow White and the Huntsman’s fast-paced action.

Blancanieves (meaning Snow White) relocates the story to 1920s Spain, where a young girl, Carmen, is cast out by her horrid stepmother. Rescued by a travelling troupe of bullfighting dwarfs, Carmen is able to utilise the skills her father taught her and reinvent herself as Blancanieves the mighty Matador. This black-and-white Spanish silent film is anything but dull.

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes? Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (U, 1937); The Artist (PG, 2011); Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White (PG, 2012), Snow White and The Huntsman (12, 2012)

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