The Magic Flute

  • December 15, 2018 / 17:00
  • December 28, 2018 / 21:00

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård, Ulrik Cold
Sweden, 1975, 135', color

Swedish with Turkish subtitles

This scintillating screen version of Mozart’s beloved opera shows Bergman’s deep knowledge of music and his gift for expressing it in filmic terms. Casting some of Europe’s finest soloists—among them Josef Köstlinger, Ulrik Cold, and Håkan Hagegård—the director lovingly recreated the baroque theater of the Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm to stage the story of the prince Tamino and his zestful sidekick Papageno, who seek to save a beautiful princess from the clutches of evil. A celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man, The Magic Flute is considered by many to be the most exquisite opera film ever made.

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The Magic Flute

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The Magic Flute

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