Over the past year, we’ve seen a resurgence of the classic Snow White tale by the Brothers Grimm; revisualizations, from Tarsem Singh’s fun “Mirror, Mirror” to Rupert Sanders’ drama, “Snow White and the Huntsman” — but, until now, we’ve never seen Snow White, the Matador. Pablo Berger looks to change that.
In a newly released trailer for Berger’s “Blancanieves,” we see a reinvented Snow White in a film critics are hailing as “the absolutely most original film of the year,” and it’s plain to see why. And no, it’s not simply because of the Flamenco-styled clapping toward the end, though the Spanish atmosphere of the trailer does help rightfully set it apart from its predecessors.
Told as a homage to 1920s European silent films and shot completely in black-and-white, “Blancanieves” tells the story of a little girl who never knew her mother, learned the art of bullfighting from her father — and, after enduring the seemingly persistent hatred of her stepmother, runs away with a troupe of dwarves. As the trailer affirms: you’ve never seen the tale like this before.
The film opens January 25, 2013 in New York and Los Angeles, from Cohen Media Group. Watch the trailer below: