Remaking a famous fairy tale that’s been retold to several generations would be a daunting challenge for any film director. But Pablo Berger’s “Blancanieves” or (“Snow White”) has found originality and a fresh point of view along with a uniquely Spanish approach to the Brothers Grimm tale.
“Blancanieves” opened the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in April, and on Friday opens in Austin theaters. The contemporary silent, black-and-white film is set in 1920s Seville and centers on young Carmencita, whose bullfighting father is a national hero. But after he suffers a terrible accident in the bullring, Carmencita ends up in the clutches of her father’s nurse and new bride. Carmencita eventually escapes the deathly grips of her evil stepmother and joins a group of bullfighting dwarfs.
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