Visions of Europe X SCREEN/PRINT: The Sacrifice

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Director(s)Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer(s)Andrei Tarkovsky
LanguageSwedish, Icelandic
CountrySweden, France, UK
Running Time2HR 28MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonVisions of Europe

The Naughton Gallery and QFT present The Sacrifice as the next film in their SCREEN/PRINT series in collaboration with UsFolk illustration agency. All attendees get a free specially commissioned poster by Bristol-based illustrator Owen Gent.

Andrei Tarkovsky’s visionary final film unfolds in the hours before a nuclear holocaust. Erland Josephson, in an award-winning role, plays retired actor Alexander who 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.

From 29 March to 18 April, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of films, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen. This year, all Visions of Europe screenings are Pay What You Can, find out more.

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