Solaris (Солярис)

Solaris (Солярис / Solyaris)

Andrei Tarkovsky - USSR - 1972 - col.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Screenplay: F. Gorenshteyn, Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanislav Lem | Cinematographer: Vadim Yusov

Editor: Lyudmila Feiginova | Music: Eduard Artemev

Cast: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet 

  Producer: Viacheslav Tarasov | Production: Mosfilm | Running Time: 167'


Widowed psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to a space station (orbiting a water-dominated planet called Solaris) to investigate the mysterious death of a doctor, as well as the mental problems plaguing it's crew. While onboard he is persuaded that Solaris brings out on humans repressed memories and obsessions after an encounter with his seven-years-dead wife Khari.


This was the most widely seen of Andrei Tarkovsky's films outside of the Soviet Union although he reportedly considered it the least favorite of the films he directed.





Selected Filmography:

Nostalgia (Nostalghia) (1983)
Stalker (1979)
Mirror  (Zerkalo) (1975)
Andrei Rublev (Andrey Rublev) (1966)
Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) (1962)


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