Exclusive Miami Premiere of the silent Spanish film Blancanieves

Coral Art Gables Cinema. From April 12 through 25, 2013.

Set in a romanticized 1920s Seville, Director Pablo Berger’s (Torremolinos 73) Snow White is named Carmen (played by a majestic Macarena García) and is the daughter of a once-renowned Spanish-matador (played by a dashing Daniel Giménez Cacho). Audiences will quickly become intoxicated by this larger than life story and learn of Carmen’s uproarious upbringing by her flamenco dancer grandmother (played by the legendary Ángela Molina), her misery at the hands of her tyrannical stepmother Encarna (played by a treacherous Maribel Verdú) and secret schooling by her father in the art of bullfighting.

The story unravels after a disastrous event, which forces Carmen to escape the custody of her evil stepmother and leads her to join a traveling troupe of bullfighting dwarves. Eventually rising to fame in the “corrida” under the stage name “Blancanieves,” the young Spanish bullfighter begins to gain notoriety and become a household name. However, once the news of Carmen’s success reaches Encarna, the final showdown begins.

The lush scenery, vigorous score and enthralling musical performances in Blancanieves create a dark and magical fantasia. With little use of dialogue cards and expressive performances, Berger spins an eventful tale that is faithful to the original yet has its own quirky identity. Standout performances include: an alluring and fearless García as the “Fairest of Them All”; a smoldering Verdú as the stepmother, who offers a vivid portrait of an ambitious woman consumed by her longing for luxury and status; and a striking flamenco number by Molina. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “This film is a wonderment! A striking… full-bodied, visually stunning film.”

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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