We’ve already seen the classic Snow White fable interpreted a few different ways this year in Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror and Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman, but Pablo Berger‘s Blancanieves may be the most unexpected of the bunch.

The black and white film pays homage to cinema’s silent era, not unlike last year’s big winner The Artist. Perhaps that’s what inspired Spain to pick it as its official foreign language Oscar entry for the year. Unlike Michel Hazanavicius’ crowd-pleaser, however, Blancanieves also draws heavy inspiration from Spain’s flamenco and bullfighting traditions. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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