The Magic Flute
Josef Kostlinger, Irma Urrila, Hakan Hagegard, Elisabeth Eriksson,
Love triumphs over all, as a young man seeks to rescue a beautiful princess from the hands of an evil sorcerer. Mozart’s playful Magic Flute is brought to joyous cinematic life by Bergman, an acclaimed organist and musicologist who once declared that he would have become a conductor if film had not claimed him first. “Shot in sumptuous color by Sven Nykvist, and featuring some of the finest Nordic singers of the day. . . . Mozart’s magic has been neither betrayed nor merely reproduced by Bergman, but rather filtered through the Swedish maestro’s own metaphysical vision in a remarkable act of homage” (Peter Cowie).