Spain's 'Blancanieves' closing film of Mumbai fest

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 04:39 hrs

Spanish film Blancanieves, the country's official entry for the Academy Awards, will bring the curtains down on the 14th Mumbai Film Festival to be held here Oct 18-25.

The black-and-white silent drama, directed by Pablo Berger, tells the story of Carmen (Macarena Garcia), a beautiful young woman, whose childhood was tormented by her terrible stepmother, Encarna (Maribel Verdu).

Running from her past, Carmen, undertakes an exciting journey accompanied by her new friends - a troupe of dwarves Toreros. The classic tale is set in the south of Spain in the 1920s.

"Blancanieves" is also Spain's official entry for the best foreign language film at the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.

The Mumbai Film Festival, organised by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), promises to feature a line-up of over 230 movies with special event segments dedicated to French, Italian, Afghan and Indian cinema. It will also have silent films accompanied by a live orchestra.

The festival is presented by Reliance Entertainment.

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