Tarkovsky in 4K!


Ingmar Bergman called Andrei Tarkovsky “the greatest of them all” and marveled at the Russian director’s ability to move “with such naturalness in the room of dreams.”  Join us as we present three of the master’s greatest films, each forays into Tarkovsky’s unique brand of fantasy and science-fiction, in newly remastered 4K DCPs.  As difficult to completely understand as they are impossible to resist, this one-of-a-kind dreamscape artist made films as close to pure cinematic poetry as any ever made.

  • Fri., Apr. 13 | 7:00 PM
    4070 Vilas Hall

When strange reports come back to Earth from the crew of a distant space station, psychiatrist Kris Kelvin is sent out into the cosmos to investigate and finds he must confront his own troubled past. While it has been called the Soviet answer to 2001, comparisons to Vertigo and The Shining are equally appropriate.  One of the greatest films of the 1970s, Solaris will be presented here in its uncut form in a newly restored 4K digital presentation.

  • Fri., Apr. 20 | 7:00 PM
    4070 Vilas Hall

In an apocalyptic wasteland of the future, stories spread of a mysterious Zone containing a room that grants wishes. A ‘Stalker’ will take travelers there for a fee, past military checkpoints and other more mysterious dangers. Soviet cinema giant Tarkovsky’s masterpiece is a tense and incredibly moody epic vision. New 4K DCP!

  • Fri., Apr. 27 | 7:00 PM
    4070 Vilas Hall

Told with astonishing, unforgettable visuals and a remarkable sound design, Tarkovsky’s final film concerns an isolated family who must face the news of an impending apocalypse. In exile from the Soviet Union and working in Scandinavia, This lyrical swan song features notable contributions from Ingmar Bergman’s faithful collaborators like actor Josephson, Sven Nykvist (cinematography) and Owe Svensson (sound design). New 4K DCP!