After screenings in Toronto, Rotterdam, and BFI’s London Film Festival among many others, the U.S. release of the silent, black-and-white Snow White fable (Spain’s official Oscar submission last year) “Blancanieves,” is right around the corner. In anticipation of the release we have an exclusive video interview with the film’s director, Pablo Berger.
Infusing the classic Brothers Grimm story with the feeling of 1920s European melodramas, the film has received countless praise at festival appearances, with Indiewire’s Boyd Van Hoeij calling it the “year’s most daringly original adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale,” in his review.
“Blancanieves” stars Macarena Garcia in the title role, moving her from the original story’s setting to early 20th century bull-fighting rings, with Maribel Verdu as the step-mother plotting against her after marrying her paraplegic father. The interview finds the director discussing the film with Movies at Yahoo! Contributing Editor Thelma Adams on how the idea for the film first came about, how the film’s setting factors into the final product, and the film’s ensemble cast
Distributor Cohen Media Group will release the film on March 29 in NY & LA with a limited expansion following soon after. Watch the 4-minute interview below: