SOLARIS

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SOLARIS

In this film based on Stanisław Lem’s eponymous novel, psychologist Dr Kris Kelvin is sent to a space station that is orbiting the water-based planet Solaris and in which death, dreams and the past occupy its crew and half-abandoned corridors. Tarkovsky’s Solaris is an intellectual and emotional dialogue with Kubrick’s 2001. It visualises the human condition in a way cinema had never seen before, with love, the noise of consciousness and ghosts of forgotten lives creating layer upon layer within its narrative poetic format. To quote Lem: ‘We have no need for other worlds. We need mirrors. We don’t know what to do with other worlds.’

Solyaris
Mon
02
Apr
  • Newlyn Filmhouse

Director: 

Andrei Tarkovsky

Actors: 

Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet

USSR 1972 167m subtitles