The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman)

Cinema

Directed by Ingmar Bergman| 1975 | Sweden | English subtitles | Starring Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Ulrik Cold| 137mins | Certificate PG

Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera in this joyful rerelease.

Shooting in Swedish on a set replicating a lovely 18th-century theatre, Ingmar Bergman begins his wonderfully warm, witty and sensuous movie by focusing on the faces of a rapt audience enjoying the overture. Thereafter, as the tale of Tamino, Pamina et al proceeds, he highlights the piece’s exuberant theatrical illusionism, at the same time deploying close-ups to enhance the emotions conveyed by an excellent young cast.

An admirably light touch is applied throughout, making for a performance of musical excellence, dramatic vitality and enormous, effortless charm.

“Ingmar Bergman has never before made a movie so warm, happy and innocent… This must be the most delightful film ever made from an opera” – Roger Ebert

Venue

JW3 Cinema
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