Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ulrik Cold, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila
Among Mozart’s best-loved works, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) stars Köstlinger as Tamino, the young man determined to rescue a beautiful princess from the clutches of parental evil. One of the greatest screen versions of an opera, it’s a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man. Shot on a set replicating a lovely 18th-century theatre, Bergman applies an admirably light touch, making for a performance of musical excellence, dramatic vitality and enormous, effortless charm.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 10 May 2018