• Director

    Ingmar Bergman

  • With

    Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård, Elisabeth Eriksson

  • Sweden 1975. 135min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

Bergman’s delightful film of Mozart’s opera – sung in Swedish – was shot in a (recreated) 18th-century theatre, allowing him to emphasise the piece’s artifice and stagecraft; we even get to go backstage occasionally, glimpsing the singers relaxing. The result, clearly a labour of love on the part of a director who’d loved and drawn on Mozart for years, is vivacious, funny and enthralling.

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