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Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky
Soviet Union 1979 / 163’
subtitles: Polish and English
Money The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood

Many years ago, a mysterious cataclysm occurred in an unnamed country, giving rise to the so-called Zone, a contaminated, dangerous place, in the heart of which is a room where people's most hidden desires are made a reality. Perhaps a meteorite struck the region or a spacecraft crashed there. Or perhaps it was something that eludes rational understanding: intervention by God, a miracle in the strictly religious sense of the word. Regardless of the explanation, mercenaries called stalkers lead unlawful pilgrimages to the tightly guarded Zone. Directed by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, the film is a story about meeting the Unknown. It starts out as science fiction but goes far beyond the limits of the genre. Ascetic, visually stunning, told at a glacial narrative tempo, with fascinatingly ambiguous expression-all these factors combine to turn a viewing into an experience bordering on meditation and a drug-induced trip.

Piotr Mirski

Screenings

Tickets sale starts on 19th July, 12pm.
fr 04 Aug, 22:00knh 4
fr 11 Aug, 19:00knh 5
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Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) studied Direction at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, where his mentor was Mikhail Romm. He made his debut with Ivan's Childhood, which won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. His later works include Andrei RublevSolaris, and The Mirror. Ingmar Bergman said that he invented a new language in line with the nature of cinema that captures life as a reflection, life as a dream. Tarkovsky's influence can be seen in the films of numerous contemporary filmmakers, from Carlos Reygadas to Nicolas Winding Refn.

Selected filmography

1962 Dziecko wojny / Ivanovo detstvo / Ivan's Childhood

1966 Andriej Rublow / Andrey Rublyov / Andrei Rublev

1972 Solaris / Solyaris

1975 Zwierciadło / Zerkalo / The Mirror

1979 Stalker

1986 Ofiarowanie / Offret / Sacrifice

Cast & Crew

director Andrei Tarkovsky
screenplay Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy, Andrei Tarkovsky (based on a novel by Arkadiy Strugatskiy and Boris Strugatskiy)
cinematography Aleksandr Knyazhinskiy, Georgi Rerberg, Leonid Kalashnikov
editing Lyudmila Feyginova
music Eduard Artemev
cast Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko, Natalya Abramova
producer Aleksandra Demidova
production Mosfilm, Vtoroe Tvorcheskoe Obedinenie
sales MOS film
language Russian
colouration colour & b&w