The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice ★★★★

Latter work from great artists tend to reflect on death, legacy, regret, family and so forth, but this approaches the overwhelming terror of finality as a broader concept, through religiosity, is categorically haunting. And this time, it's not just empty, feeble letterboxd jargon talking, the ghostly acerbity of the images and words do amass and begin to resonate even if the actual drama of the characters isn't being properly registered amidst the deliberate pacing. I'm sure I could've gotten more out of it had I seen any Tarkovsky before, yet it fortuitously aligned with things I read recently, and that's always striking when it happens.

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