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Pablo Berger, Blancanieves



Blancanieves is an audacious, to say the least, retelling of the classic Snow White story, by Spain's Pablo Berger. He has opted to do so with a cast of actual dwarfs (rather than with digital technologies), in black-and-white, and as a 1920s silent.

Berger discusses how a simple photograph of a dwarf toreador in a 1920's bullring, part of a troupe of entertainers, served as his inspiration. According to Berger, it has taken nearly a decade for his vision of a fairy tale with Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty elements to be realized on film.
 

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