Stalker

Watching Tarkovsky’s Stalker was not an enjoyable experience for me, but it did make something about his achievement much clearer. In this film, and in most of his work that I have seen, Tarkovsky tells the viewer nothing: no plot, no characters, no resolution. He sets up an ambience through beautifully textured photography and lighting, … More Stalker

Tarkovsky’s Solaris

A spaceship has discovered signs of intelligent life on another planet. Study continues over a period of years from an orbiting space station. Back on earth concern is felt, as the main result has been loss of life – astronauts have gone missing or suicided. The last to die is the friend of an investigating … More Tarkovsky’s Solaris