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Mozart at the Movies: Kenneth Branagh and The Magic Flute

Posted at 5:11 AM on October 17, 2007 by John Birge

On "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," keep an eye out for Ian McKellen tonight, having arrived in LA after his stint at the Guthrie.

Then on Friday, Ferguson's guest is Kenneth Branagh, who is making the rounds to promote his new movie of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. It opens in Europe in December. I've not been able to confirm the US release date, but one would hope in time for the holidays.

Good luck finding that info (or anything else) at the film's website, which must be the most annoying website ever devised by man.

Judging by the trailer below, it's a quite different from the classic Ingmar Bergman treatment: