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43 Ratings

The Evening Sacrifice

Zhertva vechernyaya

Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov
Soviet Union, 1987
Documentary, Short


The title of this portrait of perfunctory participants at an official May Day parade and fireworks display in Leningrad refers to an Orthodox prayer of repentance: “Let my prayer be like incense before Thee, like my hands uplifted, an evening sacrifice.”

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The Evening Sacrifice Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov

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