- 1 hr 44 min
Blancanieves is a Spanish motion picture, written and directed by Pablo Berger, which was released in 2013. It is a silent movie, filmed in black- and- white. The genre is drama. The movie stars Maribel Verdù, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina and Macarena García. Blancanieves, which means “Snow White” in Spanish, is based on the German fairytale of the same name by the Brothers Grimm. The movie is set in Andalusia, Spain in the 1920s. The glorious and rich bullfighter Antonio Villalta and his beautiful flamenco dancer wife Carmen are awaiting their first child, as the tragedy strikes. Antonio gets badly hurt during a bullfight and his wife dies giving birth to their daughter Carmencita. As Antonio awakes in the hospital and hears the news, he rejects his child, who from now on is raised by her grandmother. Eventually Antonio leaves the hospital and remarries. At her grandmother’s house Carmencita leads a happy life and the only thing she misses, is her father. As her grandmother dies Carmencita is sent to live on the estate of her father and her stepmother Encarna. Forced by her stepmother to live as a servant, Carmencita manages to reconnect with her father, a broken, paralyzed man, whose life depends entirely on his new wife. Encarna hates him without even hiding it. Apparently Carmencita has a talent for bullfighting and her father is more than pleased to teach and guide her. The years pass and Carmencita grows up into a beautiful young lady. Encarna’s greed for money is so strong, that she murders Antonio and makes it look like an accident. The very next day she orders the murder of Carmencita. Luckily Carmencita gets rescued by a group of traveling dwarfs, who also happen to be bullfighters. Having lost her memory the dwarfs name her “Blancanieves” just like in the fairytale... The movie has won in ten categories including Best Film and Best Actress at the 27th Goya Awards in Spain, which are comparable to the Oscars. At the Spanish Cinema Writers Circle Awards the movie has won the Best Film award. Running time is 104 minutes.