This week we had a chance to attend advance screening of Cinderella which was not limited to screening only. We were also exposed to a red carpet experience when Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto were filled with prominent Canadian media came to celebrate the release of wonderful story about Cinderella, pretty girl whose dreams come true. Plus Lily James, who played Cinderella along with our favorite Social TV Team, opened the screening. I admit it was really “Cinderella-like” having all courage, wish and kindness to be with viewers that day and share all the excitement the fairy tale brings to us.
Ella is a beautiful young woman whose life comes crashing down when her merchant Father (Ben Chaplin) remarries following the tragic death of her Mother. Eager to support her father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters, Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. After Ella’s father passed away, Ella forced to become a servant in her own home.
It was interesting to follow the adventures of the heroine and I agree that she represents a very strong character. Having courage to overcome all obstacles and have enough kindness to forgive the ones who how not treated you well is quite difficult. I can even say that Ella’s Stepmother with all her strength could not do that. I really liked Cate Blanchett performance, whose Stepmother character shows experienced and beautiful woman but became full of evil intentions.
The movie costumes and designs are pure elegance and beauty, what to enjoy from the beginning to the end of the film. Cinderella’s dress decorated with Swarovski crystals and tender layers of fabric can take your breath away, especially when Ella dances with the Prince at the Royal Ball. That dance scene was so wonderful that I even forgot that I was watching a movie.
Everyone can find something new and fresh in this favorite fairy tale with pumpkin coach, the Royal Ball, fairy godmother, true love and pretty girl. Follow your heart and you may meet your prince, same as Ella met Kit aka the Prince in the forest.
The movie Cinderella hits theatres March 13, 2015. Do not miss an opportunity to see this new Disney magic story on a big screen.