Una Cinderella in which everyone, regardless of gender or race, can recognize themselves is at the center of the Sky film Three nuts for Cinderellaan absolute first TV on the value of always affirming oneself.
Three nuts for Cinderella is the movie that Sky it will premiere on October 14th. Already from the title, it is clear that it is a reinterpretation of the famous story of Cinderella. But rather than referring to the fairy tale itself, the Sky film Three nuts for Cinderella is a modern remake of a Czech / German cult of 1973, set in the Norwegian Arctic winter and its wilderness. The Cinderella of the title is a charismatic young woman, close to nature, who learns to free herself from the yoke of her tyrannical stepmother and to believe in herself and in the power of love.
Starring the pop singer Astrid S in the role of Cinderella and the actor Cengiz Al in those of Prince Charming, Three nuts for Cinderella represents the directorial debut of a feature film by Cecilie Moslidirector of episodes of TV series such as Grey’s Anatomy And Thin Ice and in turn an actress with a solid career. Alongside Astrid S (whose surname is Smeplass), at her first test as an actress, Cengiz Al, the actors also play Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Cinderella’s evil stepmother), Ingrid Giæver (the stepsister), Thorbjørn Harr (the king) e Nasrin Khusrawi (Queen).
The plot of the movie Three nuts for Cinderella
Three nuts for Cinderella, the film offered by Sky, tells the story of the sweet but courageous Cinderella. Since the death of her father, the girl has lived with her cruel stepmother and her spoiled half-sister Dora, who treat her as if she were her servant.
During one of her daily escapes into the woods, Cinderella stops a couple of men from hunting wild animals. Among them, there is also the handsome prince of the kingdom. As if by magic, Cinderella and the prince immediately feel attracted to each other. However, it is already established that the prince finds his future bride at a royal ball in which, for obvious reasons, Cinderella cannot take part.
Armed with courage and aided by her three magical nuts, Cinderella decides to finally think about herself and take the reins of her destiny in hand. Will she ever be able to break free from her stepmother’s tyranny and find true love with which to live happily ever after?
An inclusive Cinderella
“At first I was skeptical: another version of Cinderella?” She said Cecilie Moslidirector of the film Sky Three nuts for Cinderella. “However, when the producers told me about a female protagonist who didn’t want to get married, I began to find the story interesting.”
It was not easy to work on the script of the film to bring it closer to a more modern sensibility. That of Cinderella, on the other hand, is a beautiful fairy tale, well established in the minds of readers and viewers. There are several films that have revived it in a more or less faithful way to the fable that has its roots in ancient Egypt. “There were some elements that you could play with,” added the director. “Our desire to renew its history was born from the drive to make it as inclusive as possible, so that children of all colors, sexes and social backgrounds could be reflected in it. I have very “smart” teenage children who helped me make the story as engaging as possible for today’s audience.
For this reason, the film Three nuts for Cinderella, the first Sky vision, tells of nature, feminism, class conflict, freedom and the desire to make one’s dreams come true. But it also underlines the need to assert oneself, against everything and everyone. And this explains why a young woman was chosen as the protagonist who in the eyes of all is also a symbol of emancipation: the Norwegian pop star Astrid S.
“My Cinderella had to be charismatic,” said the director. “It was my desire to have an actress who was more or less twenty years old but it is not always easy to find valid professionals suitable for a role. One day, by chance, I saw Astrid S as a guest on a television program. She was asked to dress up and pretend to be someone else. I immediately found her witty, funny and ready to prove herself. And I said to myself: let’s give her an audition. As an actress, as well as a teacher at the National Acting Academy, I knew what could put her in difficulty but she reacted well to my every request: she was Cinderella, I had no more doubts ”.
Don’t expect to hear Astrid S sing over the course of the film though: Three nuts for Cinderella it is not a musical. Astrid S’s voice only resounds in the song on the end credits.
Three nuts for Cinderella: The photos from the film