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The Sacrifice (12A) S

Sunday 28 August 2016 to Tuesday 30 August 2016

The Sacrifice (12A) S

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  • Director Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Origin USSR
  • Year 1986
  • Duration 95 minutes

Part of Sculpting Time: Andrei Tarkovsky Season.

A season of films from iconic Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky starting chronologically with Andrei Rublev and ending with his final film The Sacrifice. All seven of his films are presented in brand new digital restorations as part of a nationwide tour.

Tarkovsky’s final film explores a deeply personal statement on humanity’s self-destruction and the end of the world. Starting on the precipice of World War III, the story is about Alexander, a journalist and former actor and philosopher who, on the outbreak of war, turns to God and offers himself up as a sacrifice to change the world and stop the war. The Sacrifice is a heart-breaking but ultimately reaffirming film about love, humanity and faith.