Tři oříky pro Popelku (1973)
Young Libuse Safránková is a delight in the title character of this humanised version of the Cinderella story, as conceived by Czech writer Boena Němcová. Set and shot around the Svihov castle and the surrounding forests of Bohemia, the film has got a mythical atmosphere and is rare for combining the fantastical elements of the fairytale with a down-to-earth and realistic portrait of the leading characters, including a warm relationship between the king and his son. The film has become a Christmas holiday classic in various European countries, and continues to attract new audiences - arguably due to its timeless quality. A fine piece of traditional European filmmaking.