Blancanieves (2012)

Blancanieves

★★★★

(directed by Pablo Berger, 2012)

I needed a bit of magic in my life yesterday evening, and this critically-acclaimed Spanish film proved to be just the ticket. LoveFilm really is turning out to be worth its weight in gold, because I’m not sure I would ever have come across this otherwise. For once those who dislike subtitles needn’t worry: this black-and-white marvel is a silent film and the dialogue boards have been translated into English. It’s very much in the tradition of The Artist but somehow purer: this isn’t a film that nudges you to notice how cleverly it does silent cinema; it is silent cinema, accompanied by a pitch-perfect score by Alfonso de Vilallonga.

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