Blancanieves Is Witty, Riveting, and Gorgeous

Cohen Media Group

Location Info


Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Category: Movie Theaters

Region: Coral Gables/South Miami

Frank Theatres Intracoastal 8

3701 NE 163 St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Category: Movie Theaters

Region: Aventura/North Miami Beach


Starring Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Sofía Oria, and Macarena García. Written and directed by Pablo Berger. 104 minutes. Not rated. Opens Friday, April 12, at Coral Gables Art Cinema (260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 786-385-9689; and Frank Theatres Intracoastal 8 (3701 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305-949-0064;

The latest from Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger is a silent, black-and-white film so witty, riveting, and drop-dead gorgeous that moviegoers might forget they can't hear the dialogue. Berger has astutely chosen to wrap his experiment around a tale everyone knows: the perils of that sweet beauty, Snow White. Here, she is Carmen (Sofia Oria), born in 1920s Seville to a mother who dies during childbirth. After the death of her grandmother, Carmen is sent to live with the paralyzed bullfighter father (Daniel Giménez Cacho) she's never met, as well as his new wife and former nurse (Maribel Verdú) — the very measure of a wicked stepmother. Eventually, of course, there will be dwarfs, but Berger's seven lugs are bullfighters, not miners, and one of them (Sergio Dorado) looks at Carmen (now played by Macarena García) the way a prince looks at his princess. Don't expect Berger's Snow White to play out like Grimm's tale or Disney's masterpiece. In the hardscrabble reality of the flesh-and-blood real world, living happily ever after, the filmmaker suggests, is complicated stuff.

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