Solaris: film 1972
Solaris (Russian: "Солярис") is a 1972 film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky based on Stanislaw Lem's novel Solaris (1961). The meditative psychological drama takes place mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet.
While Stanislaw Lem's novel deals with the ultimate inadequacy of communication between human and non-human species Tarkovsky's adaptation is a “drama of grief and partial recovery” that concentrates on thoughts and the consciences of the cosmonaut scientists studying an extra-terrestrial life.
Solaris features Natalya Bondarchuk (Hari), Donatas Banionis (Kris Kelvin), Jüri Järvet (Dr Snaut), Vladislav Dvorzhetsky (Henri Burton), Nikolai Grinko (Kris Kelvin’s Father), Olga Barnet (Kris Kelvin’s Mother), Anatoli Solonitsyn (Dr Sartorius), and Sos Sargsyan (Dr Gibarian); the music score was composed by Eduard Artemyev. At the 1972 Cannes Film Festival the film won the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury, the FIPRESCI prize and was nominated for the Palme d'Or.
Soviet film poster
|Directed by||Andrei Tarkovsky|
|Produced by||Viacheslav Tarasov|
|Music by||Eduard Artemyev|
|Editing by||Lyudmila Feiginova|
|Distributed by||Goodtimes Enterprises|
May 13, 1972 (Cannes Film Festival)
February 5, 1973
|Running time||165 minutes|