Solaris [Widescreen]

Soviet Union, 1972

Film
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A psychologist is sent to a spaceship orbiting the planet Solaris to investigate the mysterious disappearances and deaths that have occurred on the ship. He discovers that madness has overtaken the occupants of the craft, who are haunted by the material presence of their guilty past. Soon, the psychologist too finds his past coming back to him in the shape of his dead wife. “Solaris” is an extraordinary science fiction movie that utilises the genre to investigate the increasing alienation and isolation of humanity, a condition accelerated by the rapid advances of technology. The film is ravishing to look at, from its opening shots of a meadow on earth, to the long gliding takes across the surface of the metallic craft. With “Solaris” Tarkovsky established a reputation as the finest Russian film-maker since the days of the silent masters. Along with Kubrick’s “2001”, Tarkovsky’s film is an intelligent and intensely communicated masterwork of science-fiction cinema. From the novel by Stanislaw Lem. Winner of the Special Jury Prize, 1972 Cannes Film Festival.

Credits

producer/director

Andrei Tarkovsky

production company

Magna Corporation

Mosfilm

Duration

02:40:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38342

Languages

English

Russian

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - France - Cannes - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Existentialism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philosophy, Moral

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Philosophy, Moral

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Soviet Union

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Death - Psychological aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dreams

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Marriage

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Memory

Foreign language films

Literature → Polish literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Russian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Science fiction

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Dreams

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space and time

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space flight

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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