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Film Screening: Stalker

Wed 4 October 2017

One of the most immersive and visually rich experiences in the history of cinema, Stalker embarks on a strange journey through a post-apocalyptic landscape into a mysterious, forbidden area known as The Zone. In The Zone, reality is distorted and the journey to get there is physically and philosophically arduous.

Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Stalker is a challenging and visually stunning work, a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself. Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings. Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979.

Stalker was chosen by Sahej Rahal as a way to reflect various themes of his exhibition Barricadia: dubious borderlands, the perplexity of modern life, the manipulation of time and apocalyptic futures. Introduced by CCA Programme Coordinator Alex Misick.