I was very lucky to see a screening of the movie Blancanieves tonight at Variety with the SF in SF group. The movie is a Spanish retelling of Snow White presented as a black and white silent film. This style worked really well and after the first ten minutes I became so involved in the story I forgot about the novelty of the format.

For the story itself Blancanieves is very sad.  The movie is entertaining, and it’s even hopeful at times, but it has plot twists that reminded me strongly of Pan’s Labyrinth. I don’t know if this is typical with this genre of Spanish movies, but I’m interested in learning more.