MAGIC FLUTE, THE (1975)
Considered by many the greatest film version of an opera, Ingmar Bergman pays loving tribute to Mozart's exquisite work, while adding some Bergmanesque touches. He had hoped to film the opera on the historic stage of Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, but when the location proved unworkable, he recreated the theater's stage and trappings in a studio at the Swedish Film Institute. DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman; SCR Emanuel Schikaneder; PROD Måns Reuterswärd. Sweden, 1975, color, 135 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.