Did You Know?
The short film sequel to smash hit animated film Frozen (2013), entitled Frozen Fever (2015), will be shown before the film, with a new original song!
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter
Following the immense worldwide success of Maleficent last year, Disney’s retro treat for this time is Cinderella. We all know the story retold in this live-action film, which is a classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. Well while approaching the project with a deep understanding of the fairy tale’s history, the film director Kenneth Branagh said: “It is impossible to think of Cinderella without thinking of Disney, and the timeless images we’ve all grown up watching. And those classic moments are irresistible to a filmmaker”. It’s quite a challenge at this point in pop culture’s tireless fascination with the princess fantasy to reinvent the fairytale makeover frock. But apparently, from what we’ve heard and seen, that Cinderella’s ball gown is an airy dream, seemingly lit from within, with its gauzy sky blue as a precise match for the prince’s eyes while they pool with tears of joy. Main cast heroes, Lily James and Richard Madden are playing with a lovely chemistry of their own. The moral of the story is that beauty is a treasure, but graciousness is priceless. Without it, nothing is possible; with it, one can do anything… Let’s hope the film is!
-by Elias Doumar, Movie Critic