Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate, he experiences the same strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his consciousness. With Solaris, the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky created a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.
“Tarkovsky’s speculative visions enfold the mysteries of death and rebirth, the lost paradise of childhood, the power of art to define identity, the menace of science as destructive vanity; the futuristic conceit conceals the furious sense that there’s no place like home when there’s no home left to return to.” RICHARD BRODY, NEW YORKER
“Russia’s answer to 2001, not in its display of space hardware but in the speculative quality of its ideas… The arrival is masterly: the seemingly deserted disordered space station, the phantoms glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, the discovery of the two men aboard locked up madly with their ghosts.” SIGHT & SOUND
“A visually hypnotic, deeply affecting story of conscience, love, and reconciliation… Solaris is an exploration beyond the vessel of humanity, a journey to extend the territorial bounds of man, only to find the vast frontier of his own subconscious. In a society driven to explore the farthest reaches of the universe in search of Truth, the Solaris ocean provides an introspective catalyst for probing the deepest regions of the human soul.” SENSES OF CINEMA
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