Sacrifice

Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

France-Sweden 1986 | Colour | 142 mins + 97 mins | Cert PG

Cast: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood

Tarkovsky's final film, a visionary masterpiece, unfolds in the hours before a nuclear holocaust. Alexander, a retired actor, is celebrating his birthday with family and friends when a crackly TV announcement warns of imminent nuclear catastrophe. Alexander makes a promise to God that he will sacrifice all he holds dear, if the disaster can be averted. The next day dawns and, as if in a dream, everything is restored to normality. But Alexander must now keep his vow...

Available on: DVD

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