Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Soviet sci-fi art-film classic. A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. From Russian great Andrei Tarkovsky - not to be confused with the 2002 Steven Soderbergh remake starring George Clooney.

FIPRESCI Prize and Grand Prize of the Jury winner, Cannes Film Festival 1972
1972Rating: M167 minsSoviet UnionRussian and German with English subtitles
DramaMysteryScience FictionClassic

Solaris (1972) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Andrei Tarkovsky spins a strange, slow but absorbing parable on life and love in the guise of a sci-fi theme.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a smart response to the superficial excesses of the sci-fi genre.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This complex and sometimes very beautiful film is about humanity but hardly at all about politics.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Its discussion of passion and obsession, regret and reconciliation is consistently challenging and offers few easy answers.

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