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'Blancanieves' Review: 'Snow White,' Spanish Style

"Blancanieves" is Pablo Berger's magical Spanish transposition of the Snow White myth into the thrilling arena of bullfighting and flamenco. Opening Friday in New York at the Paris as well as the Angelika, this sumptuous black-and-white silent drama is cause not only for celebration, but for reflection on why "Snow White" is so adaptable now.
  • By Annette Insdorf
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  • March 29, 2013 12:58 PM
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Spain Selects Silent, Black-and-White 'Blancanieves' as Official Oscar Entry

In a year of American Snow White reinventions, Spain has followed suit and picked "Blancanieves" as its official entry for the 2013 Best Foreign-Language Oscar race. While the 1920s-set matador tale looks to be more imaginative than "Mirror Mirror" or "Snow White and the Huntsman" (and received rave reviews out of Toronto), it's hard to know if it will resound with the Academy -- the film is silent and black-and-white, which feels "been there, done that" after the success of "The Artist."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 27, 2012 12:43 PM
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