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Blancanieves review

Snow White: The Bullfighter

A Spanish retelling of Snow White , this second feature from Pablo Berger relocates Grimm’s fairy tale to the 1920s and refashions its heroine as a bullfighter.

It’s a sumptuously told tale, shot with painterly visuals and edited with a cool, melodic rhythm.

Low on title cards, it’s a speechless movie that really does tell its story through images and music, thanks as well to Alfonso De Vilallonga’s full-throated score.

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Steve is a freelance entertainment and lifestyle journalist, sub-editor, and editor. His bylines have appeared in print at publications including SFX, Classic Pop, The Guardian, Vintage Rock, Doctor Who Magazine, Esquire, SciFiNow, Crime Scene, Empire, Filmstar, CLiNT, Total Film, and Yours Retro, as well as websites including The New Statesman, Cineworld, Digital Spy, Radio Times, GamesRadar, Yahoo, and Den Of Geek. He's been featured on several TV documentary shows such as BBC Four’s The Cult Of… and The Cinema Show and has also co-written the books Whographica and Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Slayer Stats. He currently edit the quarterly magazine Vintage Rock Presents.