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
Shows start at 2.30 & 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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One of the perks of working as a programmer for the David Lean Cinema, and being retired, is that I can get to exhibitor screenings. This allows me to see films in advance, and recommend that we screen them. Two of the June films suggested by me are Makala and Beast, so you decide on how good my critical judgment is!
We start off this week with our regular Babes in Arms screening. This month’s film is Greta Gerwig’s critically acclaimed feature Lady Bird. This is a 15 certificate film, and we need to stress that these performances are designed for mothers with babies up to one year old. Please do not bring toddlers to these films. Our ability to screen 15 films is based on the fact that the infants will not understand what is on the screen. Thank you.
Tuesday evening’s film is You Were Never Really Here, starring Joachin Phoenix as an ex-military man working in the murky world of private security, who is asked to rescue a kidnapped young girl and punish her abductors with extreme prejudice. British director Lynne Ramsay takes a genre subject and, with composer Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead), puts her own unique spin on it. Mark Kermode called it “a head-spinningly accomplished work that reconfirms Ramsay as one of the most thrillingly distinctive and daring film-makers of her generation”.