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Solaris Rated PG


Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Russia 1973. Russian/subs. 2h 46m. Starring Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Juri Jarvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko, Anatoli Solonitsyn

Master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s magnum opus on what it means to be human. A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel, Solaris is a moving and unsettling vision of memory and humanity which transcends the science fiction genre.

‘Haunting, provocative, beautifully shot and infused with an irresistible, tender sadness, this is sci-fi, and indeed cinema, at its most powerful and mysterious.’ ★★★★★ Film4

‘A million light years removed from the pseudo-religious grandstanding of Kubrick's acid-trip space odyssey, this takes Kelvin -- and us -- on a journey into the uncharted depths of inner space.’ ★★★★★ Jamie Russell, BBC

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