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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 Salvatore Sciarrino
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It's an art experience, not a movie!
7 April 2006 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

Some people can think: "watch a movie is always an art experience, cinema is art, after all". Yes, that's right, but not as much as this one! This movie is far away from the common concept of cinema, it's beyond the concept of "let's watch a movie and eat some popcorn to entertain ourselves"!

It's original, provocative and tries to mess up with our most deeply concepts. César Monteiro's filmography is full of these ingredients, but in this particular case, it goes to the extreme, because it changes one of the most important concepts of cinema: To Watch something! When you listen to a song, you don't expect to see anything, just listen to it… when you read a book, you know you will have to imagine all the characters' faces, all the colors, all the scenarios…When you watch a movie you're expecting to see all the story, what is really happening on the screen. But here you don't, you just watch a black screen almost all the time!

I have to say that I watched this movie at the theater when it was released here in Portugal (there were just more 5/6 persons at the theater!) and I can tell you it was strange! I didn't feel like watching a movie, but as I was a part of some weird artistic experience. Believe me, it's really bizarre to be locked in a dark room for 75 minutes just hearing voices and looking to a dark screen! Sometimes I just felt suffocated! But if anyone asks me if it was bad, I will say it wasn't, because I see it as a unique experience, one that I will remember for all my life.


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