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2.6
628 Ratings

Cinderella

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
United States, 2015
Drama, Adventure, Family

Synopsis

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother.

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Cinderella Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Costume Design

BAFTA Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2016 | Nominee: Technical Achievement of the Year

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

The mechanism embed in the constitution of a fairy-tale (or even in the parables of Jesus Christ, as G.K. Chesterton notices) is remarkably simple, and this is why they are so valuable even after infancy—and maybe this is why they are despised when we get to be adults. And by keeping this simplicity, Cinderella becomes so moving.
October 01, 2015
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The film is worth watching for its pleasurable frills and fripperies – it boasts an outsize romanticism with visual design to match – but also for the cooler, crueller character study Blanchett is etching within it.
August 23, 2015
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The film features an array of elaborately decorated sets, costumes, and props, which it relishes to the point of fetishism. Told in voice-over, storybook narration, the whole thing feels like a reminiscence, making the film nearly without tension; it’s as if at every moment it consoles you that it will all turn out like it should. Enjoyable but forgettable, like a Werther’s Original caramel hard candy, Cinderella will make you smile without making you think.
April 01, 2015
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