Blancanieves is leaving the forest and heading to Palm Springs…
The Spanish film, a reinterpretation of the Snow White fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, has been picked to kick off the Palm Springs International Film Festival next month.
Directed by Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger, the black-and-white silent film – described as an homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema – re-imagines Snow White as a female bullfighter in 1920s Seville. The film is Spain’s entry in the Oscar race for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination.
Blancanieves will open the festival, which will feature 180 films from 68 countries, on January 3. The festival concludes on January 14.