Stalker ★★★★★

Stalker is a philosophical, poignant and thought-provoking sci-fi masterpiece that, like other Tarkovsky films, becomes a mesmerizing and hypnotic experience with its methodical and slow pacing and absolutely beautiful and dream-like imagery. It is thematically dense and delves into ideas and big themes of faith, hope and identity (that's at least what i picked up on this first viewing), and has a brilliant use of color and incredibly creative camerawork. I loved the mystery of the Zone and the sand room, and all the philosophical talks were so interesting and profound. God, the scene where the stalker confesses his motivations was so powerful. Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy nailed that scene. Throughout the film much is left unanswered and are hard to understand, but it gives so much to reflect upon and you should just let the experience wash over you. Because Stalker is an experience with a capitol E.

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