Screening: Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice

7:00pm, 03 August 2014

Still from The Sacrifice (1986)

Still from The Sacrifice (1986)

To accompany Sam Falls’ solo exhibition the Zabludowicz Collection screens a selection of films by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky.

Sun 3 Aug, 7pm
THE SACRIFICE (1986)
Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
Running time: 142 mins. approx.
Classification: 12

Tarkovsky’s final film, a visionary masterpiece, unfolds in the hours before a nuclear holocaust. Alexander (Erland Josephson) a retired actor, is celebrating his birthday with family and friends when a crackly TV announcement warns of an 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 keep his vow. (Taken from the Artificial Eye website).

Drinks from 6.30pm
Screening starts at 7pm
FREE

The screenings will take place in the Zabludowicz Collection library which seats 30 people. As capacity is limited advance booking is recommended.

*** PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.