Monday, January 14, 7:00 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
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Spain, 2012, 96 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Topics: Latino, Musical, Romance
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles
A wildly imaginative re-invention of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White, brought to life silent-movie style in gorgeous monochrome. Antonio, a famous matador, is gored by a bull; his wife dies during childbirth. Now crippled, Antonio marries his wicked nurse, who confines him to an upstairs room and treats his daughter, Blancanieves, like a lowly servant. Eventually Blancanieves escapes and joins up with a clan of dwarfs. When they discover her talent as a bullfighter she becomes a sensation, but her stepmother quickly starts plotting to bring her down.
Director Pablo Berger has created a visually dazzling, unique film experience, turbo-charging the language of silent film with thrilling music and dance sequences scored by Alfonso de Vilallonga, and effortlessly shifting in tone from comedic to tragic, knowingly campy to genuinely frightening. Macarena García won the Best Actress Award at San Sebastián for her bright and sexy portrayal of the adult Blancanieves; Maribel Verdú (Y tu mama tambien) is a villain for the ages as the wicked stepmother.
Winner: Special Jury Prize & Best Actress, San Sebastian Film Festival
Director Pablo Berger expected to attend
DIRECTOR: Pablo Berger
Producer: Jérome Vidal, Ibon Cormenzana, Pablo Berger
Editor: Fernando Franco
Screenwriter: Pablo Berger
Cinematographer: Kiko de la Rica
Music: Alfonso de Vilallonga
Principal Cast: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Pere Ponce, Sofía Oria, Macarena Garcia, Ángela Molina, José María Pou, Inma Cuesta
Filmography: Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Print Source: Cohen Media Group - http://cohenmedia.net/