Stanislaw Lem Film Retrospection: Solaris
Original title: Solyaris, USSR, 1973, drama sf, 167 min. Version ORG, subtitles ENG
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky, Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel "The Solaris"), Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (adaptation), Casts: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet
The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him. He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife, who has been dead for ten years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence.