Trollflöjten | The Magic Flute

Directed by Ingmar Bergman On the 9th of February

Sweden - 1975 - Color - 135' - Swedish with English subtitles
With Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård, Elisabeth Erikson, Britt-Marie Aruhn, Kirsten Vaupel, Birgitta Smiding

Scenario:
Ingmar Bergman – based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte with a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Cinematography:
Sven Nykvist
Editing:
Siv Lundgren
Music:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte performed by The Radio Choir, Swedish Radio's Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Ericson
Produced by :
Cinematograph AB, Sveriges radio/televisionen
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Synopsis

Anna is traveling with her son Johan and her elder sister Ester who feels badly sick. They take a room in a city whose language they don’t know. Instead of helping her sister out, Anna, still attractive, finds herself a stranger and brings him to the hotel.

festival & award

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Best Foreign Program, 1976 BAFTA TV Awards

Official Selection, Out of Competition, 1975 Cannes Film Festival

“The most important thing for me was that the singers had natural-born voices, not artificial ones… There are synthetic voices that sound wonderful, but you can’t see in the faces that anybody is singing.”

Ingmar Bergman

 

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