The Sacrifice

January 6th, 2018 by PRatt
February 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

(Sweden/UK/France, 1986) Written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Cast: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Filippa Franzén, Allan Edwall, Gudrun Gisladottir, Tommy Kjellqvist. With the music of J.S. Bach.

Cinestudio is pleased to present the stunning 4K Ultra HD restoration of the final film of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s celebrated cinematographer Sven Nykvist and starring Erland Josephson, the film is a masterpiece of visual imagery that looks for humanity’s redemption in our willingness to sacrifice for others. It opens as Alexander, a middle-aged intellectual who lives in a beautiful home on a remote island with his wife and young son, is celebrating his birthday with friends. Suddenly, news breaks that a nuclear war may have begun. In the panic that follows, Alexander vows to a God he hadn’t believed in that he will give up everything, even his son, to avert the apocalypse. “Hang on to the very end and you may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before.” – Andrew Sarris, Village Voice. Winner, Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival. 142 min.

Posted in

(comments are closed).