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Branca de Neve (2000)

Based on Robert Walser's play, Branca de Neve is a recital of Snow White over a black screen with spontaneous flashing images of clouds and some unintelligible dialogue.

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Robert Walser (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maria Do Carmo Rôlo Maria Do Carmo Rôlo ... Branca de Neve (voice) (as Maria do Cormo)
Ana Brandão Ana Brandão ... A Rainha
Reginaldo da Cruz Reginaldo da Cruz ... O Príncipe Estrangeiro
Luís Miguel Cintra Luís Miguel Cintra ... O Caçador
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... O Rei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Airosa José Airosa
Miguel Borges
Rita Durão
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Based on Robert Walser's play, Branca de Neve is a recital of Snow White over a black screen with spontaneous flashing images of clouds and some unintelligible dialogue.

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Country:

Portugal

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

4 September 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Biancaneve See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Funded with taxpayers money, this film created a controversial public debate about the limits of freedom of creation, funding and cinema in Portugal. See more »

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Incidental Music
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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heart-wrenching beauty
1 January 2005 | by monsieurblobSee all my reviews

never ceases to amaze me the double standards between literature and film; those who whine about this walser adaptation wouldn't dare complain if it were in a book. and those who walk out of the cinema, does it mean they never read? the statement has to be made; it's about the sublime, anything from kant to brakhage, contrasted with that perpetual lame mimesis, democracy and identification, most cinema is rubbish.

there are staggeringly beautiful interventions of image, the sky and roman murals, and sound (i can't remember exactly). we are left to imagine in the wilderness. the theater becomes as do we.

film ceases to be constrained to the human figure and to the pro-filmic space and in the glorious nature of modern cinema leaves the frame and allows the viewer a freedom that has not been equaled in other art forms or, in fact, in life itself.

that is why modern, next to avant-garde in this art form definitely (and mostly in other artforms) has been rejected by the majority; it's too much for them.

the three movies i've reviewed in IMDb, i've claimed they were the best movies of all time. that is hardly possible when this one beats them all.


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