Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky’s second foray into science fiction after Solaris is a surreal and disturbing vision of the future. Adapted from Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky’s novel ‘Roadside Picnic’, it has been described as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.
Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the few able to navigate the Zone’s menacing terrain, and begin a dangerous trek into the unknown.
To coincide with the release of January on Curzon Home Cinema, we’re delighted to present Stalker as part of director Andrey Paounov’s Director’s Picks collection. Discover the line up here and watch the Introduction below.