• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 44 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
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Blancanieves Synopsis
Carmen lives under the tyrannical rule of her monstrous, evil stepmother, Encarna. She escapes and joins a troupe of bullfighting dwarves, where her beauty and natural talent in the ring attract notices from the press.
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New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves is the purest, boldest re-imagining of silent cinema yet.
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It is extremely pleasurable to watch, and shows every sign of having been extremely pleasurable to make.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is a full-bodied silent film of the sort that might have been made by the greatest directors of the 1920s, if such details as the kinky...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The silents, as this film suggests, achieved aesthetic marvels before sound came along to set things back for a while.
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Village Voice

The new film from Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger is a silent, black-and-white film so witty, riveting, and drop-dead gorgeous that...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Best of all: the musical score by Alfonso de Vilallonga. It's terrific — witty, symphonically lush and shrewdly informed by flamenco...
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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
You don’t need to know the resume of Maribel Verdú to know that the “Y Tu Mama Tambien” star is this film’s meal ticket. With an equal...
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By Eric Kohn
If nothing else, Blancanieves offers an excellent case for revisiting the early days of cinema -- and for recognizing how much has been...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
We’re not in Disney’s world. Berger knows his Grimm, and he suffuses his entrancing fairy tale with a moving sense of melancholy.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Expressively (Berger knows his grammar), a white communion dress is dipped in black dye as her custodial grandmother passes away and an evil...
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Rated PG-13 | For Some violent content and sexuality