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Film: Three Wishes for Cinderella

(This article expired 20.11.2014.)

On December 15, at 3 pm, Bistro Bohem, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, will feature the film THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA (Tři oříšky pro Popelku) by Czech director Václav Vorlíček.

Filmmaker Vorlíček remade the traditional story of Cinderella into a delightful Christmas fairy tale in early 1970s. Since that time, it has became one of the most popular Czech Christmas movies of all time. Beautiful Libuška Šafránková in the lead role plays a poor orphan who become a princess by a twist of fate. Her role reveals a very strong and self-confident woman who gives the prince a hard time with a sense of humor and does not simply fall into his arms. The Czech Cinderella is a skilled sharpshooter prone to wearing hunting outfits as well as an elegant and wise lady. Of course, she has three magic nuts to help her fulfil a destiny and bring the love story to a happy end. (1973, 75 min., Czech with English subtitles)

Please join us at Bistro Bohem for this delightful Czech movie which has a unique appeal for all ages.

Václav Vorlíček was born in 1930, in Prague. He studied documentary filmmaking at the Prague Film Academy, FAMU. Since the early 1960s, he has been directing feature films, gaining the greatest popularity and recognition in comedy and fairytale genres. Notable in his filmography are his comedies made in collaboration with author and screenwriter Miloš Macourek, which has led to a production of many successful titles like Sir, You're a Widow! (1970) or The Girl on the Broomstick (1971). Vorlíček has made 25 feature films, numerous fairytales,TV shows as well as a very popular TV series, namely Arabela (1979) and The Flying Čestmír (1983). He repeatedly refused offers to direct the sequel or remake of his popular film Three Wishes for Cinderella. Václav Vorlíček's films have often been honored at both domestic and international festivals.