Blancanieves was the opening night film at the 16th annual Cine las Americas International Film Festival held in Austin last month and award winning director Pablo Berger’s film was a smash hit with the audience members. The director and his film have won multiple awards in Spain, his home country, as well as at an international level in the festival circuit. The black and white film is well written by Berger, the performances outstanding and entertaining, supported by excellent music to boot, so I am rating this an A+ for the overall production.
The film starring Maribel Verdu ( Y Tu Mamá También), Angela Molina, Macarena Garcia, Sofia Oria and many others is very well written by Berger and is inspired from the Brothers Grimm tale, Snow White. Blancanieves is Spain’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 2012 and won Spain’s Goya Award for Best Make-Up and Hairstyles. It is 1hour and 44 minutes of total entertainment.
The drama/fantasy feature film is rated PG-13 for some violent content and sexuality. Maribel Verdu is excellent as the villian and some of the scenes of sexuality are by Verdu, adding some unexpected adult humor to this tale of bullfighting dwarfs and their dream girl, Blancanieves.
It opens at the Arbor Theater in Austin today, May 3rd.
Source: Cohen Media/Cine las Americas