Andrei Tarkovsky: Stalker (1979)

Alcoholic mysticism and narrative misdirection: an appraisal

German poster for Stalker (1979)
German poster for Stalker, capturing some of the imagetic and narrative confusion inherent in the film itself.

(There is a ‘Scene summary’ at the end of the article.)

Stalker becomes an extremely difficult film to account for and ‘explain’, if you take director Tarkovsky at his word, and avoid treating it…



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Jakob Zaaiman

Jakob Zaaiman

Artist and writer; artworks, prose and poetry.