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ANDREI TARKOVSKY: SCULPTING TIME SEASONOne of the world’s most visionary, celebrated and influential filmmakers, Andrei Tarkovsky made just seven features before his tragically early death. Each film is an artistic masterpiece of extraordinary visual beauty. In association with Curzon/Artificial Eye, we are delighted to present the films of Andrei Tarkovsky with new digital transfers of seven timeless and enduring landmarks of world cinema.
On a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris, cosmonaut Kris Kelvin arrives to investigate a series of mysterious and bizarre occurrences among the crew. What he discovers are supernatural phenomena that cause repressed and haunting memories to take on physical form, including that of Kelvin’s late wife. Through her, Kelvin attempts to communicate with the forces responsible which appear to be emanating from the mysterious planet itself. Director Andrei Tarkovsky transcends the normal conventions of the science fiction genre, and the result is a moving and unsettling vision of memory and humanity which has often been compared to Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.
The season continues on Saturday June 4th with STALKER.