2017 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape.
A hired guide-the "Stalker" of the title-leads a writer and a scientist 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 rumored to fulfill one's most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration.
At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself -- among many other interpretations -- Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.
"The film has a hypnotic pull, drawing the viewer deeper and deeper into its enigmatic adventure by crafting a world all its own." Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Duration: 163 mins. | Rating: Not Rated | Presented in Russian with English subtitles
Sci Fi Festival Passes
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