France, Sweden | 1986 | Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky’s last film (he died from cancer in 1986 at age 54) is a solemn, magnificent fable about the loss of spirituality in the modern world. Shot is Sweden with Ingmar Bergman’s longtime cinematographer Sven Nykvist and his frequent star Erland Josephson, the movie tells of a man celebrating his birthday with friends when nuclear war breaks out. To avert disaster, the man makes a pact with the Almighty – forswearing everything he has if the world will be spared.
Subtitles. 35mm. 145 min.
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