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|Mon 27 Sep ’10, 6:15pm–9:00pm||
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- Members only (12-month memberships available at the door): $90.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Wellington Film Society
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky (USSR 1979)
An epic and frequently puzzling inquiry into freedom and faith, which unfolds in an unspecified totalitarian society. There a shaven-headed guide known as Stalker (Nikolai Grinko) agrees to escort a writer (Aleksandr Kaidanovsky) and a scientist (Anatoli Solonitsyn) to a forbidden wasteland area known as the Zone, where in a room all one's wishes can be granted. But as the man of words asks, "How do I know I want what I want?" At times the philosophical discussions between the squabbling travellers try one's patience, but Tarkovsky majestically creates through editing rather than special effects the unstable universe of the Zone, and amidst the grime and the destruction, summons up moments of pure magic.
- Tom Dawson, BBC Movies, 4 March 2005.