6:30 - 8:30pm, Wednesday 16th Oct


Andrei Tarkovsky's - Stalker [1979]

Soviet science fiction film tells the story of an expedition led by a figure known as the "Stalker" (Alexander Kaidanovsky), who takes his two clients a melancholic writer (Anatoly Solonitsyn) seeking inspiration, and a professor (Nikolai Grinko) seeking scientific discovery to a mysterious restricted site known simply as the "Zone" , where there supposedly exists a room which grants a person's innermost desires. The trio travel through unnerving areas filled with the debris of modern society while engaging in many arguments.

Stalker’ remains a radically current film touching on major cultural and existential themes such as environmental politics and spiritual crisis. This dystopian travelogue about a journey of three men (the eponymous Stalker, the Writer, and the Professor) through the restricted Zone to the infamous Room that can grant any wish, strangely and metaphorically resonates with the artist’s personal experience.

Tickets: £10.00 (Concession: £7.00 )


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