Wednesday 16 Dec 2020, 19:00
One of the most beloved films in all Eastern European cinema, Václav Vorlícek's reworking of the classic Cinderella tale is both delightful and unconventional. Deviating from the original story, yet retaining an air of real magic and beauty, Three Wishes for Cinderella takes the familiar fairy tale and invests it with a feisty and rebellious Cinderella who - far from being some passive beauty - rides a horse, knows how to hunt and actively pursues her handsome Prince.
Shot on location in around the famous Švihov castle and the surrounding forests of Bohemia, the film grounds the familiar fairy tale in a realistic setting with down-to-earth characters, and a remarkable central performance by the young Libuše Šafránková.
Three Wishes for Cinderella became a treasured Christmas holiday classic in various European countries, and one which continues to charm and attract new audiences.
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Winter fables, fairy tales and a feast of festive faves. This film is part of our Enchanted Castle holiday season!