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Free Movie Night-Featuring: "Three Wishes for Cinderella”

  • Czech Center Museum Houston 4920 San Jacinto Street Houston United States (map)


Tři oříšky pro Popelku, also known as Three Wishes for Cinderella is a Czechoslovak/East German fairy-tale film from 1973.

It was directed by Václav Vorlíček in co-production between DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme and Barrandov Studios. The story was based on a fairy tale written by Božena Němcová (a Bohemian variation of the classic Cinderella fairytale).

Background Information

The film had its international premiere in East Berlin in 1973 and is until today a popular Christmas holiday film in many European countries.

The film has become a holiday classic in several European countries. It is shown on TV around Christmas time every year in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Norway, Sweden, sometimes in Ukraine and Russia. In some countries, there are multiple broadcasts during December. This film's status has been likened to that held by Frank Capra's 1946 It's a Wonderful Life in the United States as a holiday staple.

Earlier Event: November 7
Piano Concert - "Great Women in Music"
Later Event: January 10
Free Movie Night ft. Home Care