Saturday 10 August 2013
Forget last year's two live-action film versions of Snow White.
Pablo Berger's wittily gothic Spanish version turns the fairy tale into a black-and-white silent melodrama set in 1920s Seville. Snow White is a bullfighter's daughter, the dwarves are travelling toreadors, and the wicked stepmother is a gold-digging dominatrix. It would be perfect in a double bill with The Artist, but Blancanieves deserves to be a cult hit in its own right.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 2 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
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