Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Gudron S Gisladottir
NEW 4K RESTORATION COMING SOON! Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, The Sacrifice is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village Voice) to proclaim, "You may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before."
As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson, Cries and Whispers), news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island — and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous greys washing over the bleak landscape around their home. (The film's masterful cinematography is by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's longtime collaborator).
For Alexander, a philosopher troubled about man's lack of spirituality, the prospect of certain extinction compels the ultimate sacrifice, and he enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones from the fear which grips them. The director's last film, made as he was dying of cancer, The Sacrifice is Tarkovsky's personal statement, a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and heart-wrenching emotion.
"A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL FILM..." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
- Best Artistic Contribution Cannes Film Festival
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|Carolina Theatre - Durham||Durham||NC||1529726400June 23 - June 24, 2018|
|Wisconsin Cinematheque||Madison||WI||1524801600April 27, 2018|
|Frida Cinema||Santa Ana||CA||1522987200April 6 - April 12, 2018|
|National Gallery of Art||Washington||DC||1521345600March 18, 2018|
|Yerba Buena Center For The Arts||San Francisco||CA||15201396003/4, 3/11|
|Cinestudio||Hartford||CT||1518930000February 18 - February 21, 2018|
|Belcourt Theatre||Nashville||TN||15183252002/11, 2/14|
|Charles Theatre||Baltimore||MD||15182388002/10, 2/12, & 2/15|
|Landmark Nuart Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1517547600February 2 - February 8, 2018|
|The Loft Cinema||Tucson||AZ||1517374800January 31, 2018|
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||1516338000January 19 - January 24, 2018|
|Pacific Film Archive||Berkeley||CA||15157332001/12, 1/28, 2/23|
|Center For Contemporary Arts||Santa Fe||NM||1515733200January 12 - January 15, 2018|
|The Miniplex at Richards' Goat Tavern & Tea Room||Arcata||CA||15156468001/11, 1/13, 1/17, 1/19, 1/21, 1/27, 1/29|
|Roxie Theater||San Francisco||CA||15156468001/11, 1/13-14|
|Space Gallery||Portland||ME||1515646800January 11 - January 14, 2018|
|Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers||Yonkers||NY||1515560400January 10, 2018|
|Cinema 21||Portland||OR||1515128400January 5 - January 11, 2018|
|International House||Philadelphia||PA||1515128400January 5, 2018|
|Cinema du Parc||Montreal||QC||1515128400January 5 - February 1, 2018|
|Pacific Cinematheque||Vancouver||BC||15149556001/3-4, 1/7-8|
|Alamo Drafthouse Omaha||Omaha||NE||1514955600January 3, 2018|
|Roxy Hotel Cinema||New York||NY||1512795600December 9 - December 10, 2017|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1512277200December 3, 2017|
|Cable Car Cinema||Providence||RI||1512190800December 2, 2017|
|TIFF Bell Lightbox||Toronto||ON||1511067600November 19, 2017|
|Speed Art Museum||Louisville||KY||1510376400November 11 - November 12, 2017|
|Time & Space Limited||Hudson||NY||151037640011/11-12, 11/18-20, 11/26, 12/3, 12/9-10|
|Austin Film Society||Austin||TX||1510376400November 11 - November 13, 2017|
|Texas Theatre||Dallas||TX||1510376400November 11 - November 12, 2017|
|Quad Cinema||New York||NY||1509076800October 27 - November 2, 2017|
|Film Society of Lincoln Center||New York||NY||1508472000October 20 - October 26, 2017|
|New York Film Festival||New York||NY||1507953600October 14, 2017|
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