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From Page To Screen: Stalker (1979) (PG)

24apr10:30 amFrom Page To Screen: Stalker (1979) (PG)Bridport's Film Festival

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Bridport’s definitive film festival celebrating the art of literary adaptation.

This year’s guest curator will be Screenwriter and Director, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Ranked #14 in the Greatest Films of All Time directors’ poll, Tarkovsky’s mesmeric masterpiece influenced Spielberg, Lynch, and a generation of filmmakers. The Stalker (Alexander Kaidanovsky) leads two disillusioned intellectuals – the Writer (Anatoly Solonitsyn) and the Professor (Nikolai Grinko) – into the forbidden Zone, a sooty, oily post-apocalyptic landscape that eerily presages Chernobyl, on a quest to have their deepest wishes realised within a mystical destination known as “the Room”. Stalker is a visually unforgettable, hauntingly philosophical sci-fi epic, likened by Guardian critic Philip French to “The Wizard of Oz adapted by a disciple of Dostoevsky and Kafka”.

This film is subtitled.

DIRECTOR | Andrei Tarkovsky
STARS | Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy and Anatoliy Solonitsyn
SOURCE TEXT | Roaside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsk
SCREENWRITER | Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy and Anatoliy Solonitsyn


For more information please visit

Bridport Arts Centre

Wednesday 24th April at 10.30am

Tickets: Adult £6 | Cons & U25’s £5

Purchase tickets  for all morning and afternoon films and get them for £32. That’s a 50% discount.

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or



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