1986, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sweden, 149 min. With Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood.
- Fri, Jan 19th 7:45pm
- Sat, Jan 20th 5:15pm
- Mon, Jan 22nd 6:30pm
- Wed, Jan 24th 6:30pm
"A film of amazing beauty, singularity, and emotional power.” — Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
“Tarkovsky’s eloquent, lyrical, magnificent final film.” — Caryn James, The New York Times
THE SACRIFICE is Tarkovsky’s last and perhaps most moving film, made in exile while he was dying of cancer. Its theme is a grand and urgent one: the lack of spirituality in the modern world. The hero is a writer living on a remote Baltic island when his birthday celebration is interrupted by a blast of wind and a broadcast announcing the imminent outbreak of World War III. Through his quixotic hero, Tarkovsky draws an audacious link between his own impending death and universal annihilation; internalizing the apocalypse, he moves through a dark night of the soul to a radiant final “sacrifice.” In Swedish, French, and English with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)