Wed 2 - Thu 10 May

The Magic Flute

Cert. PG

Classics, New Releases


135 mins

Swedish with EN subs

SWE | 1975 |dir. Ingmar Bergman, with Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Ulrik Coldin

Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera with a wonderful warm, witty and sensuous movie. Highlighting the piece’s exuberant theatrical illusionism, the film recounts the tale of Tamino and Papageno sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the grip of her father Sarastro. Bergman sets his story on the stage of 18th century Stockholms’ Drottingholm Court Theatre, pretending to be filming a play, only to deploy fluid close-ups and camera work, making for a charming and effortless fusion of cinema and opera.


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