Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky took one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris, and made it his own in this visionary 1972 film. It is both richly cinematic, with mesmerising cinematography by Vadim Yusov, and a gripping and mysterious psychological thriller. Donatas Banionis plays Kris Kelvin, a psychologist sent to a space station orbiting a distant planet to investigate the bewildering behaviour of the crew there. But he soon finds out they are plagued by mysterious visitors, at once both alien and strangely familiar.

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Solaris film poster