A film that evokes the basic mystery of our existence –“Stalker” is presented in collaboration with Cinema Akil as part of Alserkal Avenue's summer program Summer programme ‘Foretold Now’ on September 7.
Cinema Akil, Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue , Dubai
07 September 2019, 01:00 PM
07 September 2019, 12:00 AM
Alserkal Avenue’s on-going summer programme, ‘Foretold Now’, which explores subjects like speculative fiction and sustainability, is hosting a film screening at Cinema Akil. Catch the 1979 fantasy drama ‘Stalker’ by Andrei Tarkovsky on 7 September at Cinema Akil.
Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphysical journey through an mysterious post-apocalyptic world and a obscure 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 rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires.
Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Tarkovsky created an immersive world with a wealth of material detail and a sense of organic atmosphere. A spiritual metaphor, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, a meditation on film itself—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.
While the film screening is free, interested viewers must RSVP.