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SFS Talkies 2008 - The Magic Flute (PG)

What SFS is pleased to present "The Magic Flute", our SFS Talkies event for March. SFS Talkies feature screening of alternative and art-house films, followed by post-screening interactive discussion.
When 22 March 2008 (Saturday), 1.45pm
Where The Picturehouse
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)

Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.


The Magic Flute
2006 /135 min / 35mm / Opera on Film / English / PG
Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Just as Mozart composed "The Magic Flute" specifically for the man-in-the-street of 18th century Vienna, so does Kenneth Branagh ("As You Like It", "Hamlet") present a cinematic adaptation for 21st century audiences. Aided by CGI and new dialogue crafted by famed actor and author Stephen Fry, Branagh locates the simple story – a prince sent to rescue a princess – in the battlefields of the First World War.

Tamino is a young soldier sent to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, kidnapped by the priest Sarastro. Accompanied by Papageno, a simple-minded bird-catcher, Tamino discovers that his mission may not be so straightforward after all, and that the lines between good and evil are not so clearly defined.


Programmer's note: Don't miss the opening sequence or, as in the opera lingo, the overture.