CIN­DERELLA

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS FILM - DC

Di­rected by Ken­neth Branagh. Star­ring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Mad­den, He­lena Bon­ham Carter

No­body is likely to con­fuse Branagh’s ir­re­sistible take on a familiar story with an art film. Still, in its lack of ex­per­i­ment, this Cin­derella does feel pos­i­tively ex­per­i­men­tal. It’s the vil­lains and the fan­tas­tic be­ings that liven up th­ese af­fairs. Blanchett en­gages with Lady Tre­maine, the no­to­ri­ous step­mother, in the same man­ner that Godzilla en­gaged with Tokyo. The leads are also lovely, but you know what they say about the devil’s tunes. G cert, gen re­lease, 105 min

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