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STALKER (1979) PG
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Year: 1979
Duration: 161 minLanguage: In Russian with English subtitles

Two screenings only!

Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other.

A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a professor into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumoured to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires.

Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Tarkovsky created challenging and visually stunning work. An immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A religious allegory, a reflection of contemporaneous political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Presented with support from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Singapore