Rerberg and Tarkovsky. The Reverse Side Of “Stalker” (Rerberg i Tarkovsky. Obratnaya Storona “Stalkera”)
When the British Film Institute launched a survey on “the film you would like to share with future generations”, behind Bladerunner in first place was a surprise second place entry: Andrei Tarkovsky’s science fiction film Stalker, in which a guide leads two clients to a site known as "the Zone", which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person's innermost desires. This creative documentary tells the remarkable story behind the making of Stalker, including the series of conflicts which led to crew members, most notably celebrated director of photography Georgi Rerberg, being left off the credits, leaving careers in tatters. Far from your standard making of doc, Director Igor Mayboroda has woven an engrossing “documentary cinema novel” which not only stands as a tribute to Rerberg’s career but also as a delight for cinephiles interested in how the creative process can flourish even under the most difficult and ultimately devastating of circumstances.
* A special presentation of Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Stalker' will follow this screening. Please refer to Special Screenings page for details.
- Moscow International Film Festival 2008, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2009, Saint Petersburg International Documentary Film Fest "Message to a Man" 2009, Jerusalem International Film Festival 2009, Wroclaw International Film Festival "Era New Horizons" 2009,
- Diploma of Winner, Second all-Russian Festival of Documentary Cinema “Window to Russia”
- Vadim Alisov, Pavel Lebeshev, Uri Klimenko, Igor Klebanov, Sergei Machilsky, Georgy Rerberg
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