YARAT FILM CLUB PABLO BERGER`S FILM BLANCANIEVES
12 Apr 16
YARAT Contemporary Art Space are pleased to invite you to a next meeting of the Film Club which has already turned into an informal meeting point for discussion of contemporary cinematograph. We invite you to watch a film “Blancanieves” directed by Pablo Berger Spanish director 12 April 2016.
Blancanieves (Snow White) / 2012 / Spane / 105 min / Fantasy, Drama / B&W
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."
A band of bullfighting dwarfs save the life of a young woman with amnesia. They end up taking her under their wing when they find out that she has seemingly natural skills as a bullfighter, upon which they can capitalize not only for their act but for her own personal gain. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs coin her Blancanieves, 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. On the day Carmen was born, her father suffered a career ending accident, and her mother died in childbirth. Her father quickly remarried his nurse, the evil Encarna. Although raised by her grandmother during her early years, Carmen, following the death of her grandmother, went to live with Encarna while an adolescent, Encarna who treated her as a slave. Carmen eventually found her disabled father, who was hidden away and treated poorly by Encarna. In the meantime, Encarna was cavorting with the...
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 was also nominated in every category for which it was eligible for at the 27th Goya Awards (except for Best Sound), winning ten Goya Awards, including the Best Film YARAT Contemporary Art Space
Pablo Berger attended primary and secondary school in Artxanda Trueba, located on the outskirts of Bilbao, Spain. In 1988 he directed his first short film, Mamá (Mum) with artistic director Álex de la Iglesia and Ramon Barea. With the financial winnings from a grant from the Provincial Council of Biscay, he went to study for a masters in film at New York University.
After getting his Ph.D., he worked as a professor of management at the New York Film Academy. Thereafter, he began a parallel career as a publicist and producer of music, culminating in 2003 with his film Torremolinos 73 with Javier Cámara, Fernando Tejero and Candela Peña.
In 2012 he premiered his third film Blancanieves (Snow White), which was the Spanish representative of the Academy Awards in 2013, in the category of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Blancanieves won ten Goya Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. It also received the trophy of the 9th edition of Bucharest International Film Festival.
Filmography: Mamá (1988); Torremolinos 73 (2003); Blancanieves (2012)
The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles
Date: 12 April, 2015
Venue: YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Multifunctional Room
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