The Sacrifice – 4K restoration

The Sacrifice – 4K restoration
  • Wednesday March 14 | 7:00pm

4K restoration

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, his third as an ex-patriate and his last film, it is known as Tarkovsy’s homage to Ingmar Bergman, seen here in its 2017 beautiful 4K restoration. A middle aged ex actor, despairing and bitter at a changing world, tries to bargain with God when faced with an impending nuclear war. Shot by Ingmar Bergman's longtime cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice contains some of the most powerful images in Tarkovsky's monumental oeuvre. Perhaps its most transcendent moment is the penultimate scene, an epic, six-minute-long take that stands as one of the wonders of cinema. A powerful statement of humility in the face of the unknown, The Sacrifice is an exquisite parting word from one of the greatest  artists of the 20th century.

The Sacrifice – 4K restoration

  • Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Year: 1986
  • Run Time: 149mins
  • Country: Sweden/UK/Fra