Thursday, 11 February 2016
Starring: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Nikolai Grinko
Sci-fi meets religious symbolism in this thinly-veiled attack (?) on deification. A grim Russian cast takes you on a journey into an unknowable area where all of your wishes will come true... or will they? Whether that's your cup of tea or not, you can't deny Tarkovsky's skill as a director. It's amazing well shot and the sets and atmosphere of the whole thing really make you believe that this is a "forbidden zone."
Just look at that grim face on the image and you'll get the idea.
Rating: Overbearingly intense and significant but undeniably well-made