Three Wishes for Cinderella (Tři oříšky pro Popelku)
A Film by Václav Vorlíček
Release Date: 5 December 2016
One of the most beloved films in all Eastern European cinema, Václav Vorlíček’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 fairytale 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 fairytale 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.
Second Run are delighted to present this much loved feature in its original version, newly restored from original materials and available for the first time ever in the UK.
• Presented from a brand new digital restoration from original materials, supervised by the Czech National Film Archive.
• A new and exclusive filmed appreciation by writer, editor and film historian Michael Brooke
• Booklet featuring a new essay by fantasy film critic and historian Tim Lucas.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.