The Sacrifice

per conservation with Geoff, I'm going to search for the Sven Nykvist influence in this film, once the Chicago USPS deigns to deliver me a copy, that is.

The Sacrifice
“The Sacrifice” (Andrei Tarkovsky)
aka Offret

Shipped: The Sacrifice / Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky opens his final film with friends gathering to celebrate Alexander's (Erland Josephson) birthday. The party is interrupted when it's announced that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. Alexander responds with a promise to God that he'll give up everything, including his child, if war is averted.

Apparently, even masters have problems with mechanical equipment:

The cottage burnt down while the film jammed in the camera and the crew could not reload with new in time, hence it had to be reconstructed and burnt a second time.


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