Solyaris (1972)

USSR,
165m, 14,850 feet
35mm film, Sovcolor, 2.35:1
mono, Russian

A Soviet Russian science fiction film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Plot Summary

Scientist Kris Kelvin is sent to the space station orbiting the planet Solaris where the crew have discovered that the vast ocean on the planet's surface is causing their obsessions to materialise aboard the station. No sooner has he arrived than Kelvin is visited by Hari, his wife who died at her own hands…

Credits

Crew
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Mosfilm
Screenplay: Andrei Tarkovsky, Friedrich Gorenstein
Based on the Novel by: Stanislaw Lem
Director of Photography: Vadim Iusov
Editor: Lyudmila Feiginova
Music: Eduard Artemiev
Sound: Semyon Litvinov
Costume Designer: Nelli Fomina
Art Director: Mikhail Romadin

Cast
Natal'ya Bondarchuk (Hari)
Donatas Banionis (Kris Kelvin)
Yuri Järvet (Snauth)
Anatoli Solonitsyn (Sartorius)
Vladislav Dvorjetski (Burton)
Nikolai Grinko (Kelvin's father)
Sos Sarkisyan (Gibaryan)
O. Barnet
W. Kerdimun
Tamara Ogorodnikova
T. Malykh
A. Misharin
W. Oganesyan
Y. Semyonov
V. Stanitsky
S. Sumyonova
G. Teykh
O. Uisilova

Alternative Titles

Solaris – English language title

Links

See also
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

References

Periodicals

  • The Listener vol.121 no.3097 (19 January 1989) p.59 – illustrated article (Films on TV: Planetary influences by Richard Combs)

Books

  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.449 – credits