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22
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Tue
22
Nov
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 7.15pm
Tarkovsky Season
  • Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
  • 1979
  • Soviet Union
  • Colour
  • 163 mins.
 
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Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the few able to navigate the Zone’s menacing terrain, and begin a dangerous trek into the unknown. Adapted from Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky’s novel ‘Roadside Picnic’, Andrei Tarkovsky’s second foray into science fiction after Solaris is a surreal and disturbing vision of the future. Hauntingly exploring man’s dreams and desires as well as the consequences of realising them, Stalker has been described as one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time.

 

"Visually unforgettable and possibly Tarkovsky’s finest work" Philip French, The Guardian

Part of the Sculpting Time Andrei Tarkovsky Retrospective www.tarkovsky.co.uk

Director:

 
Andrei Tarkovsky

Cinematographer:

 
Aleksandr Knyazhinskiy, Georgi Rerberg

Screenplay:

 
Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy, Anfrei Tarkovsky (uncredited)

Cast:

 
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Alisa Freyndlikh, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

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