Solaris*

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Solaris*

  • 1977 ----- color ----- 166 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky from the novel by Stanislaw Lem; with Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Yuri Jarvet and Vladislav Dvorzhetsky) A science fiction cult classic, Solaris is a mesmerizing and poetic masterpiece than can now be seen in its original and unedited entirety. From a futuristic orbiting space station come reports of strange behavior and unexplained hallucinations from the cosmonauts who inhabit it. Mindbending images and altered consciousness surround the station. Cosmonaut Kris Kelvin is dispatched to the space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris. The scientists must face the alien intelligence of the ocean-covered planet, which is able to materialize anyone from someone's past. Kelvin must face his dead wife, and again confront the division between them which drove her to suicide. [Letterboxed] (Donated by the Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Center) (In Russian with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Aero/Astronautics, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature)