April 9, 2013

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Rated PG-13
104 minutes

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format: Blu-ray

A FREE advance screening:

Blancanieves (2012)

April 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm in 10-250

Admission is FREE! Blancanieves was Spain's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 2012.

The enchanting daughter of a famed matador flees her wicked stepmother to join a band of bullfighting dwarfs in this Spanish take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White. Seville: the 1920s. Carmen (Sofia Oria) is a young girl whose mother died in childbirth, and whose torero father Antonio Villalta (Daniel Giménez Cacho) suffered a debilitating injury in the ring. Subsequently tormented by her flamenco-dancing stepmother Encarna (Maribel Verdú), Carmen secretly learns the art of bullfighting from her father until the day she is forced to flee for her life. Now a teenage girl facing an uncertain future, Carmen (Macarena García) falls in with a traveling troupe of dwarfs, adopts the name Blancanieves, and thrills audiences with her formidable skills as a matador. Upon learning what has become of her despised stepdaughter, the diabolical Encarna prepares to administer a punishment that will break the defiant girl's will for good. []

Silent film, with English subtitles and title cards.

A stark, romantic and beautifully executed version of the Grimm fairy tale.
      -- Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics. Read this review.