Thirty anniversary of the director’s death and the first Polish publication of his last interview are purposes for organizing the retrospective. During the retrospective will be shown three movies by the master of movie modernism and mysticism. The retrospective is organized by Silesia Film.
23 November at 7 PM → STALKER, 1979, 166 min (the remastered version)
A science-fiction tractate about searching for spirituality in a world devastated by war, loosely based on the novel Roadside Picnic written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. Title Stalker guides clients to the centre of mysterious Zone, where a chamber fullfilling the deepest dreams is located. The movie is considered as one of the most important works in the history of the cinema. Agata Tecl-Szubert will give a lecture before the screening.
24 November at 7 PM → THE MIRROR, 1975, 107 min (35 mm movie reel)
The Mirror is the most private and intimate movie directed by Tarkovsky. All episodes are based on the director’s family story. The author reflects on his own life and analyzes how experiences from childhood have influenced his adulthood. He loosely juggles time, as well as shifts realism and fantasy. The screening will be preceded by a meeting with Jerzy Illg and Leonard Neuger around the book The Mirror, which will be led by Agata Tecl-Szubert.
25 November at 7 PM → SOLARIS, 1972, 165 min (35 mm movie reel))
An adaptation of a novel Solaris by Stanisław Lem. The movie takes place on a space station orbiting the planet Solaris; main character Kris Kelvin together with a few other people explores the planet’s form of life: an ocean communicating with human minds. Characters trapped in the space must face their own anxieties and memories. Agata Tecl-Szubert will give a lecture before the screening.