Stalker is a film directed by ANDREI TARKOVISKY. Andrei tarkovisky is considered as an icon of Russian cinema. He and his works have a large cult folowing. His films deals with a lot of interpretations. Most of his films are considered as classics that needs repeated viewing to understand the meaning he is conveying.
Stalker was released in 1979. The film was based upon Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic. In the film stalker, there is a forbidden area that is called the “Zone” where there is a room that can fulfil a person’s inner most desires. Stalker is the man who leads people into the zone illegally for scientific and desired purposes. Stalker (Aleksandr Kaidanovsky) take his two clients, a melancholic writer (Anatoli Solonitsyn), seeking inspiration and a professor (Nikolai Grinko) seeking scientific discovery, to the room in the zone. Aleksandr Kaidanovsky is a person that is very religious. And he himself didn’t enter the room because of “Porcupine”, a previous stalker who has entered the room and gained a large sum of money, who led his brother to death in the zone hanged himself.
The film develops through their conversations and visual interpretations. Tarkovisky has given so much details and the compositions of the frames are very much beautiful. He used the film As a visual poetry to convey emotions.
The film is a visual treat for those who have a keen interest in art films. Tarkovisky uses different colors to set apart the different worlds. Stalker has been inspired many other movies for its unique language. Stalker Takes our time check, our patience and yet it is a breathtaking and beautifully conceived Sci – Fi movie that deals with the importance of faith and love.