photos by: Satu Ylavaara Photography, photographer Satu Ylavaara, valokuvaaja Satu Ylävaara:
" THE STORY BEHIND ‘STALKER’ The former power station’s first serious encounter with art occurred in 1977 when Andrei Tarkovsky used the complex as a set for his cult film ‘Stalker’. The scene of Stalker entering the zone was filmed at the gate of the Creative Hub. While shooting the film, the letters U and N (short for United Nations) were painted on the power station’s chimney and remain visible to this day. ‘Stalker’ was filmed in several locations around Estonia, including the Rotermann quarter and Jägala waterfall. In 1980 ‘Stalker’ was awarded the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. " from Kultuurikatel.ee in link.
Very Tarkovski´s Stalker and Blade Runner 2049 trip to Tallinn, Estonia. While I visited Tallinn, Estonia I felt like stepping into Tarkoski´s set of movie Stalker - and i did walk in places where Stalker was shot. Then in Linnahall i felt i fell into Blade Runner 2049 - only Ryan Gosling was missing from the stairs.