Skip to main content
  • Director

    Ingmar Bergman

  • Starring

    Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård, Elisabeth Erikson

  • Run Time

    135 mins

  • Release Year

    1975

  • Country of Origin

    Sweden

  • Certificate

    U

  • Format

    Digital

The Magic Flute

Body

Ingmar Bergman's film of Mozart's masterpiece is one of the greatest screen versions of an opera ever made. Shooting in Swedish on a set replicating a lovely 18th-century theatre, Bergman begins his wonderfully warm, witty and sensuous movie by focusing on the faces of a rapt audience (momentarily including his own) enjoying the overture. Thereafter, as the (abridged and intriguingly amended) 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.

This special preview is a fantastic opportunity to see The Magic Flute ahead of its 2018 re-release.



Book your tickets
Basket

Loyalty Points: 56

Hide Basket
Sub Total
£0.00
Your Basket is empty.

Have a look at what's on to book a screening or event.

Watch List



has been added to your Watch List

View Watch List

Still adding?

If you don’t want to view your Watch list right now, you can access your list anytime from your profile.

Please sign in to use Watch List feature

Sign In

Or…

Register