Andrei Tarkovsky, Stalker

This is a very different Science-Fiction movie, made by the Russian film maker, Andrei Tarkovsky in 1979. The movie works on so many levels, and must be seen more than once.  Tarkovsky has a great filmography, including “Solaris” (1972).  

The story in “Stalker” takes place in the Zone - a restricted, hazardous area rumored to contain paranormal power from the crash of a mysterious meteorite.  Three men goes on a journey to a room that holds the power to grant one wish to anyone who enters.  What we love about this movie is not only the story, but the visuals and the texture in the imagery.  It is wet, cold, dusty, glossy, oily, transparent, warm, old, organic, static, silent and protective.  All very inspirational for our next collection.