American home video distribution company, Criterion Collection has released the new trailer for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic, Stalker. The digitally restored masterpiece will be played on the big screen on May 5 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Janus Films and Cinetic released the trailer via The Playlist on Friday, saying, “experience the mysteries and revelations of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 science fiction masterpiece in a new digital restoration. Twenty years ago, a falling object decimated a provincial Russian town, and those who later went near the crash site — now known as The Zone — disappeared. Access is strictly prohibited, but outsiders can still get in with the help of a ‘stalker.’”
Stalker is a 1979 Soviet science fiction art film, which narrates the story of a guide, who leads two men through an area known as “The Zone” to find a room that grants wishes. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, the screenplay of the movie has been written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, and is loosely based on their novel Roadside Picnic (1972).