Blancanieves, a silent classic

September 30, 2012 Madrid Spain.  We were walking down from the Museum, Museo Nacional del Prado on the way back to the hotel, after a long evening of museums and galleries we just wanted to get back home and rest a bit before heading back for more sight seeing and the much anticipated dinner.

It was then when we first saw the advertisement for Blancanieves movie.  The movie poster seemed very cool and we just took a picture so we could remember what the movie was called.

Blancanieves movie poster
Blancanieves movie poster

It wasn’t until a whole year later that we finally saw the movie back at home in Texas.  It was thanks to the Cine las Americas that we finally enjoyed this film.

Blancanieves is a black-and-white silent fantasy drama film written and directed by Pablo Berger. Based on the fairy tale “Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm, the story is set in a romantic vision of 1920s Andalusia. Berger calls it a “love letter to European silent cinema.

The inspiration for the film began when writer-director Pablo Berger saw a photograph of bullfighting dwarves in España Oculta, a book by Cristina García Rodero

A little dark, quirky and  a great expression of joy for life, a passionate approach to life events.  Visually mesmerizing!


If you have Netflix, make a movie night out it.. Enjoy the artfully done Spanish cinema.