1979, Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR, 163 min. With Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsin.
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“Tarkovsky’s masterpiece…His mise en scene is mesmerizing, and the final scene is breathtaking.” — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A cultural event...No one interested in world cinema should miss it." — J. Hoberman, Village Voice
Tarkovsky's visionary blend of science fiction, philosophy, and poetry centers on a Bermuda-Triangle-like region known as the Zone, created by the impact of a mysterious extraterrestrial object. An eerie hybrid of industrial wasteland and primeval forest, where mirages and mind-bending traps await the unwary traveler, the Zone has been placed off-limits, but guides known as Stalkers have special mentalist powers that enable them to lead illegal expeditions into its interior. STALKER is the story of one such expedition, in which a guide leads a writer and a scientist in search of a Room which, it is rumored, has the power to grant one's innermost desires. In Russian with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)