SCREENING | Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky

A film that evokes the unknown and the fundamental mystery of our existence, Stalker is presented in collaboration with Cinema Akil as part of Foretold Now, Alserkal Avenue's summer programme.

Stalker (1979), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, is a metaphys­ical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the Stalker—leads a writer and a professor into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumoured to fulfil one’s most deeply held desires.

This public screening is free and open to all, however spaces are limited and RSVP is required via the following link.

Location | Cinema Akil (Warehouse 68), Alserkal Avenue
Date | 7 September
Time | 1 PM

This event is part of Alserkal Avenue's summer programme 'Foretold Now' curated by arts writer Kevin Jones. 

From food trends and financial forecasting, to predicting election results and end-of-the-world scenarios, we have never been more consumed with trying to know what the future holds. Rather than attempting to grasp what this future is, Foretold Now, Alserkal Avenue’s summer programme, examines what drives us to predict in the first place.


About Cinema Akil:

Cinema Akil is an independent cinema platform that brings quality films from across the world to the audiences in the UAE. Showcasing directors and filmmakers across the decades, Cinema Akil aims to create awareness and interest in film and the cinematic arts. Launched in 2014 as a nomadic cinema, Cinema Akil has held over 60 pop-up nomadic cinemas attracting over 35,000 attendees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In September 2018, Cinema Akil opened its first permanent location in Al Quoz, Dubai making it the GCC’s first arthouse cinema. Cinema Akil’s flagship home is brought to you in partnership with Alserkal Avenue.