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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.


Beyond the Subtitles


Film critic and The Boston Herald entertainment writer Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far.