• Release Date: March 20, 1972
  • Run Time: 2 hr 49 min
  • Rating: PG
  • Cast: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet
  • Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Based on the classic sci-fi novel by Stanislaw Lem, this is probably director Andrei Tarkovsky’s best known film and far more than just a science fiction epic. As in Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Tarkovsky takes an intellectual approach to metaphysical issues. Scientists try to understand the secrets of the mysterious planet Solaris, but find themselves slowly becoming victims of their own imaginations and secret desires.