Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of bullfighting of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away and she was found by a troupe of bullfighting dwarves. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs name her Blancanieves (Snow White), after the famed fairy tale. What they are all unaware of is that she is really Carmen, the daughter of the once great matador, Antonio Villalta, and she becomes a legend. Set in southern Spain in 1920s, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films.
. Blancanieves is a 2012 Spanish black-and-white silent fantasy drama film written and directed by Pablo Berger. Based on the fairy tale “Snow White” by the Brothers Grimm, the story is set in a romantic vision of 1920s Andalusia. Berger calls it a “love letter to European silent cinema.” Blancanieves was Spain’s 85th Academy Awards official submission to Best Foreign Language category, but it did not make the shortlist. The film won the Special Jury Prize and an ex-aequo Best Actress “Silver Shell” Award for Macarena García at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival. It also won ten Goya Awards, including the Goya Award for Best Film at the 27th Goya Awards. English subtitles.