France, Spain | 2012 | Pablo Berger
The story of Snow White is transposed to the world of 1920s Spanish bullfighting in this new b&w silent feature that was Spain’s submission for last year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s a dazzling, magical movie in which the daughter of a master matador escapes her cruel and conniving stepmother and joins a traveling troupe of tiny toreadors. As the evil stepmother, Maribel Verdú (Y tu mamá también) pulls out all the stops and won the Goya Award (Spain’s Oscar) for Best Actress. The film itself won nine other Goyas, including Best Film and Best Original Score (Alfonso de Villalonga).
104 min. 35mm.
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