Cinderella (2015 film)

Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film, directed by Kenneth Branagh. The films screenplay was written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt Disney Pictures, the story is based on Charles Perraults eponymous folk tale, and although not a direct remake, borrows many elements from Walt Disneys 1950 animated film of the same name.

Soon after, Ellas father goes abroad on business. While he is gone, Lady Tremaine gradually begins to reveal her true cold, cruel and jealous nature, persuading Ella to sleep in the attic and let Drisella and Anastasia have her room. Soon they receive word that Ellas father has passed away. Desperate for money, Lady Tremaine dismisses the servants and forces Ella to do all their work. Later, she refuses to let Ella eat with the family. One cold evening, Ella sleeps by the fireplace for warmth. The next day, she rises with her face covered in cinders. Her two stepsisters, Anastasia and Drisella, consequently mock her as Cinderella, a taunt in which her stepmother, Lady Tremaine, also joins eventually, even Ella starts calling herself that.Crushed by their cruelty, Ella rides off into the woods, where she encounters a hunting party in pursuit of a stag. She meets one of the hunters who claims to be an apprentice named Kit who lives in the palace. Unknown to her, he is actually the son of the lands dying King. Despite never learning her name, Kit a nickname given to him by his father is enchanted by Ellas charm, kindness, and unique outlook on life and becomes infatuated with her. On learning that he has little time left, the King insists that Kit find a bride at an upcoming ball. He cant get over the mystery girl, and persuades his father to let every eligible maiden in the land attend. ........

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