Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Widely considered a
milestone in Soviet cinema and the winner of the prestigious "Grand Prize of the
Jury" at Cannes (1972), Solaris is adapted from the science fiction
novel by respected Polish writer Stanislav Lem. The story deals with a series of
expeditions to the planet Solaris--examining the ways the earth scientists there interact
among themselves and, more importantly, the ways in which they interact with each other's
memories. Solaris is one of those rare screen works which prove worthy of its
literary source. "I find it one of the most original, most poetic, most
beautifully paced science-fiction movies I've ever seen" (Jonas Mekas, The Village
Voice). Presented in letterboxed format. Russian with English subtitles.
Original and unedited version. 167 minutes.