The Magic Flute

As Pat repeatedly states in this week's episode Ingmar Bergman's 1975 adaptation of the classic Mozart opera is "wonderful." Playfully shot as an actual stage production, with recurring reminders that there is an audience and periodic peeks backstage, Bergman originally filmed it for a New Year's Day television broadcast. It's certainly one of Bergman's best films, and one of the few that I would unequivocally recommend to anyone, no matter their age or disposition.