Three wishes for Cinderella is the remake of the 1973 Czech film of the same name. This movie has been a Christmas tradition in most European countries. A European child born after the 70s can watch a rerun at least once in their lives. The original gets syndicated for TV during the holiday season.
Nobody owns a story in the public domain like Cinderella. Thus anyone can adapt it. So we got variations worldwide that added their own twists and flavors.
In the last five years, we got a live-action remake of the Disney Version of Cinderella starring Lilly James and a more feminist Amazon Prim Adaptation starring Camilla Cabello. Three wishes for Cinderella portrays her in a heroic role. Getting married to a rich guy isn’t going to alleviate her problems. She will be the one solving her own hurdles and not the Prince. Sweden is one of the countries that fell in love with Three wishes for Cinderella. The Christmas tradition is now getting a Norwegian remake where the culture will be Scandinavian instead of German. Yup, a Cinderella Story set in freezing winter.
Three Wishes for Cinderella
Cinderella (Astrid S) is enslaved by her evil stepmother and stepsisters, just like most story variations. She wanted to attend the Prince’s ball, but her stepmom locked her inside their house.
Rather than having a Fairy Godmother, She got blessed with three magical hazelnuts. Each Hazelnut is equivalent to a wish. They can make any wish come true, but she must use these wishes wisely as all three are for single use. Now Cinderella must think wisely about how she can utilize each of her Magical chestnuts so she can be freed from the chains of cruelty from her stepmother.