Moderate Themes and Violence
|Actors:||Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Sos Sargsyan, Olga Barnet, Tamara Ogorodnikova, Georgi Tejkh, Yulian Semyonov, Olga Kizilova, Vitalik Kerdimun, Aleksandr Misharin, Bagrat Oganesyan, V. Statsinsky, Valentina Sumenova|
Solaris is a love story rich with emotion and mystery, set within a science fiction framework. The story, which takes place sometime in the future, opens as Dr. Chris Kelvin is asked to investigate the unexplained behavior of a small group of scientists aboard the space station Prometheus, who have cut off all communication with Earth. Kelvin undertakes the journey after watching a communiqué from his close friend Gibarian, the mission’s commander, who seeks Kelvin’s help aboard the Prometheus for reasons Gibarian is unwilling - or unable - to explain. Keenly aware that his opinion will decide the fate of the orbital station, Kelvin is shocked by what he finds upon his arrival: Gibarian has committed suicide and the two remaining scientists are exhibiting signs of extreme stress and paranoia, seemingly caused by the results of their examination of the planet Solaris. Kelvin, too, becomes entrapped in the unique world’s mysteries. Solaris, somehow, presents him with a second chance at love - to change the course of a past relationship that has caused him overwhelming guilt and remorse. But can he really revisit and alter the past? Or is he fated to repeat its mistakes? Solaris is a visually hypnotic, deeply affecting story of conscience, love, and reconciliation. Arguably the most successful attempt to create an art house science fiction film, Solaris won Grand Pize at the Cannes film Festival in 1972 and remains the best known effort by acclaimed director Andrei Tarkovsky (The Mirror, Stalker). With overlapping memories, fantasies, and fantastic visuals it is not surprising that Solaris is considered one the most important films ever produced in the science fiction genre.
|Aspect Ratio:||16:9 Enhanced|