Live-action fantasy film “Cinderella” by Kenneth Branagh

Theatrical premiere: March 13, 2015
Starring: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter

Live-action fantasy film "Cinderella" by Kenneth Branagh

Cinderella

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Screenwriters: Aline Brosh McKenna, Chris Weitz

The film “Cinderella” is inspired by the fairy tale “Cinderella” by a French author Charles Perrault, and the 1950 animated film of the same name.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”

She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever.

“Cinderella” Cast in Stills

Lily James as Cinderella

Lily James as Cinderella in "Cinderella" (2015)

Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine

Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine in "Cinderella" (2015)

Richard Madden as Prince Charming

Richard Madden as Prince Charming in "Cinderella" (2015)

Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother

Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella" (2015)

Holliday Grainger as Anastasia Tremaine
Sophie McShera as Drisella Tremaine

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

Stellan Skarsgård as The Grand Duke

Stellan Skarsgård as The Grand Duke in "Cinderella" (2015)

Derek Jacobi as The King

Derek Jacobi as The King in "Cinderella" (2015)

And also:

Nonso Anozie as Captain
Hayley Atwell as Cinderella’s Mother
Ben Chaplin as Cinderella’s Father

Film frames from “Cinderella”

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

Film frames from "Cinderella" (2015)

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