Stalker 

 

A film for the future - Tarkovsky's 'Stalker' at the BFI

 

 

I feel like every single frame of the film is burned into my retina. I hadn't seen anything like it before and I haven't really seen anything like it since - Cate Blanchett

Join us for a unique event in conjunction with the BFI. On 10 February, we bring you a special screening of Andrei Tarkovsky's masterpiece 'Stalker'. To mark their 75th birthday, the BFI held a poll which asked the public 'If you had to choose one film to share with future generations, what would it be?'  'Stalker' came second in the poll, and will be screened along with the other top 5 films as part of their 'Visions for the future' programme.  

 

Tarkovsky's genre-defying evocation of a decayed post-industrial society was filmed in a disused and rotting power station, the setting for a forbidden landscape known as "the zone" where the Stalker leads a Writer and a Scientist on a quest for a hidden truth. Thirty years on from the film's original release, Professor Ian Christie, who hosted Tarkovsky's first UK interview at the NFT in 1981, will introduce this seminal film. He will examine its meaning not only for Soviet audiences but also for contemporary and future viewers. Following the screening there will be a discussion with special guests including Evgeny Tsymbal, the film's assistant director.

 

For tickets please go to the BFI website

 

What does Stalker mean for future generations?

 

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