While no one needed another version of Snow White, Anne Fontaine has delivered a new spin, and not merely another fairy tale. The French director has tweaked the beloved story into a sexy modern adaptation. Isabelle Huppert plays Maud, the evil stepmother of Claire (Lou de Laage). Maud arranges for Claire's disappearance, but doesn't count on help from a lumberjack, and seven men who can't keep their hands to themselves.
This is hardly the first modern spin on the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale. Past versions include the horror flick Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), the college comedy Sydney White (2007), and the silent Spanish film Blancanieves (2012). Fontaine herself is no stranger to updating classic stories. Her Gemma Bovery was a modern meta take on the Flaubert novel. White as Snow premiered more than two years ago at the Tribeca Film Festival. Thanks to Cohen Media Group, it's finally getting a stateside release.
White as Snow opens in limited release on August 13.