Very interesting and some parts are perplexing! Most of the time, there are signs and a clear meaning related with them. I like the way his attitude to colors, most of the time apparently opposite. And also the chicken has an eccentric character which enriches the story and mostly importantly which pulls me in the film.
FNC '12 Silent cinema is alive and well in this rich yet grim(m) take on the Snow White tale transposing it to 1920's spain and setting it in the world of bullfighting. Rich black and white cinematography, a wonderful score by Alfonso Vilallonga and a downright evil performance by Maribel Verdu are just some of its virtures. Verdu easily outshines this years other evil stepmothers. A story we all know well served.
Uno de los momentos más logrados de "Blancanieves" es el final. Esta versión de los Hermanos Grimm no tendrá de oscuro, pero si de pesimista. Hay espacio para el realismo y no para los "cuentos de hadas". Me pregunto: ¿qué necesidad de reducir a los enanitos a 6 y a convertir a uno en malvado? Tal vez sea la contraindicación de que aquí existe un aliento transgresor.
This film is true to the style and aesthetics of some silent cinema. There are even hairs in the frame at points. I'm also glad that it didn't go too far, and recognised that silent filmmakers also had a grasp of focus and exposure (too many silent pastiches are made with blurry pictures and muted greys). Sadly, though, the cinema had insufficient side masking, meaning the image was awkwardly letterboxed.