'Blancanieves' at the XIX Boston Ibero-American Film Festival
A showcase of various films from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, which explore the vast diversity of Iberian and Latino cinema.
The Boston Ibero-American Film Festival is an annual showcase of contemporary films from more than a dozen countries in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. Its purpose is to provide a venue for the exploration through art of the realities, the social values and the cultural identity of the region and its countries. It also allows all audiences to appreciate the diversity and complexity that characterize Latin American and Iberian cinema, by the hand of some of its most acclaimed filmmakers, and its most promising new talents.
Spanish films at the XIX Boston Ibero-American Film Festival:
Blancanieves (Snow White)
- Rejected at birth by her father, Carmencita (Macarena Garcia) is raised by her grandmother. But when granny dies, the poor dark-haired maiden is sent to the lower depths of her evil stepmother’s villa.Maribel Verdu gives a knockout performance as the villainess, keeping Carmencita from Prince Charming —a bullfighting dwarf!— and thwarting her dreams of becoming a matador.
- Spain, 2011, 99 minutes. Written and directed by Pablo Berger. Cast: Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flanagan, Claudia Bassols. Produced by Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana and Jérôme Vidal. Cinematography by Kiko de la Rica. Music by Alfonso Villalonga. Costume Design by Paco Delgado