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Berger gets back behind the camera for new version of Snow White


Berger gets back behind the camera for new version of Snow White

In 2003, Pablo Berger directed his debut feature, the drama-laced comedy Torremolinos 73 [+see also:
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which became one of the hits of the year and was showered with praise from critics. However, over the next eight years the Bilbao-born director remained silent, cinematically speaking. Until now that is, as he has started making his second feature, a black-and-white gothic melodrama based on the Snow White story.

Shooting in Madrid and Barcelona started on June 17 and will continue until mid-August. The film is produced by Spain’s Arcadia Motion Pictures and Mama Films and France’s Noodles Production.

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Penned by Berger, this big-screen adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ popular tale is set in 1920s Spain. Aesthetically indebted to classic cinema, the film will be "a full-blown sensory experience", according to the director.

The cast is headlined by Maribel Verdú, Angela Molina, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Pere Ponce and Josep María Pou.

As a silent film, most of its dramatic impact hinges on the soundtrack, which will be composed by two-time Oscar nominee Alberto Iglesias. And music will be at the heart of Snow White’s innovative exhibition model: before its release in cinemas, it will be screened in several Spanish theatres accompanied by a live performance of Iglesias’ musical score.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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