Once upon a time in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a pretty girl named Cinderella, who lived with her evil stepmother and 2 horribly cruel stepsisters. Cinderella is a classic fairy tale that has warmed hearts and entertained families for decades. In the story version we grew up with, Cinderella has a fairy godmother who was able to with a Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, turn a pumpkin into a coach, mice into coachmen, and transform her into a stunning beauty with a beautiful ballgown with glass slippers.
But new on the scene is a Nordic version of this folkloric fairy tale. Living where the snow is deep, the temperatures are frosty, and in a home with spartan comforts, Cinderella survives day to day.
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MOVIE ADVENTURE FINALLY MAKES ITS DEBUT IN NORTH AMERICA!
Poised to captivate and entertain kids, families, movie collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts!
This fall, one of the world’s most renowned fairy tales will be brought to life in a spectacular new epic fantasy movie adventure! On October 18, 2022, Shout! Studios, in collaboration with Sola Media and Storm Films, will present THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA, a delightfully charming and atmospheric reimagining of the classic to the North American movie audiences for the first time on DVD, Blu-ray™+DVD combo pack and available for digital download and on-demand.
Starring popular Scandinavian pop star Astrid S, Cengiz Al (Skam), Thorbjørn Harr (Vikings), Nasrin Khusrawi (Lilyhammer), Bjørn Sundquist (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Ellen Dorrit Petersen (The Worst Person in the World, The Innocents), and Ingrid Giæver (Thelma) and directed by Cecilie A. Mosli (Grey’s Anatomy), THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is visually stunning and magnificently produced major motion picture set in the arctic winter of Norway, with a vibrant storyline, an enchanting atmosphere, breathtaking scenery, and rustic charms. Cinderella emerges from this rich and thoroughly modern interpretation of the classic story as kind and beautiful while being strong, independent, and active in forging her own path. With gorgeous production design, cinematography, and visual effects, THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is a timeless and heartwarming story about love, self-empowerment, courage, and belief in liberty and justice that the entire family will enjoy.
Since her father’s death, the kind-hearted but also courageous Cinderella lives with her cruel stepmother and spoiled stepsister, Dora, who treat her like a servant in her own house. During one of her escapes to the forest, Cinderella prevents a couple of men from hunting, among them, the handsome prince of the kingdom. They immediately feel attracted to each other, but he is expected to find a suitable bride at the next royal ball, which Cinderella is now allowed to attend. Equipped with a great deal of courage and empowered by her three magical acorns, she decides to stand up for herself and determine her own fate. Is she able to break free from her stepmother’s tyranny and find true love?
In this rendition, the scene is set in an old and crude Norweigan hamlet. Cinderella’s wicked stepmother lives up to her bad reputation, but she only has one daughter, Dora, who is immature and comes across as dim… but it’s most likely from her being bullied by her mom. Cinderella is housebound and not allowed to venture out anywhere. But, that doesn’t stop her. She loves to ride her beloved horse and visit her parent’s graves.
There is no fairy godmother, but an owl and 3 acorns. Each acorn allows Cinderella to make a wish. One day they learn that the King, Queen and Prince will be visiting. The king and queen show up, but no prince. In the meantime, Cinderella goes off on her horse and happens to meet the prince.
Fast forward, the king and queen are having a grand ball and every girl from a wealthy family is invited. The king insists that Prince Charming choose a wife from one of the guests. In the meantime, magic is happening for Cinderella as she takes one acorn and makes one wish.
The storyline is okay, but you can tell they are not speaking English. The movie is dubbed and somehow the inflection and modulation of the characters lose their emotion. It doesn’t have the same impact and passion as the Disney version. But, we enjoyed this frosty fairy tale! It was still a great movie to watch… and of course, they lived happily ever after!
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.