The Sacrifice. A new world war breaks out unexpectedly on Alexander’s 50th birthday. He vows to God that he will sacrifice all he loves in return for saving the world. The film is Tarkovsky’s metaphysical masterpiece and summa d'oeuvre. The director died shortly after the film was completed.
Andrei Tarkovsky, often called “a poet of the screen,” is considered one of the greatest artists in the history of film. In his works, Tarkovsky focuses on spirituality, the pursuit of transcendence and the existential conflicts that define human life.