Stalker in London
As part of its 75-year anniversary the British Film Institute asked the public "If you had to choose one film to share with future generations, what would it be?" The second film, after Ridley Scott’s Blade runner, was Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker.
Tarkovsky’s genre-defying evocation of a decayed post-industrial society was filmed in a disused and rotting power station, the setting for a forbidden landscape known as “the zone” where the Stalker leads a writer and a scientist on a quest for a hidden truth. The film has become somewhat of a cult film in Russia, although it is hard to define exactly which section of society it represents; it represents them all.