Mozart's immortal opera is masterfully reworked for the screen by the great Ingmar Bergman in this sublime rendering of one of the composer's best-loved works - a cheerful and charming operatic celebration of love, forgiveness and humanity. 'The Magic Flute' (Trollflojten) stars Josef Kostlinger as Tamino, a young man determined to rescue beautiful princess Pamina (Irma Urrila) from the clutches of parental evil, helped - or perhaps even hindered - by the roguish pipe player Papageno (Hakan Hagegard).
To present The Magic Flute as to an audience of children was a good concept, and it was beautifully performed. The fantasy of the trial scenes is notoriously hard to depict however, and in this version it did become somewhat incoherent. Nevertheless, an interesting and worthy endeavour.