Visually unforgettable and possibly Tarkovsky’s finest work
In a future world that has been seemingly ravaged by war and poverty there exists a myth of hope amongst the people – a forbidden place known as the Zone, the heart of which, if reached, grants one’s innermost desires. Two men, a writer and a professor, hire someone known as a Stalker, a guide who can navigate the treacherous and confounding path that leads them to the centre of the Zone. Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. Certificate: PG. Runtime: 2 hours 43 minutes.
"Visually unforgettable and possibly Tarkovsky’s finest work."