As part of DEPESHA’s Fifth Anniversary Double Issue themed “Future-Proof” every week we will post selected titles for your viewing pleasure. We begin with Solaris (1972) by Andrei Tarkovsky, a masterpiece of sci-fi cinematography.
Solaris (Russian: «Солярис», tr. Solyaris) is a 1972 film adaptation of the novel Solaris (1961), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. The film is a meditative psychological drama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris. The scientific mission has stalled, because the scientist crew have fallen to emotional crises. Psychologist Kris Kelvin travels to the Solaris space station, to learn and evaluate the situation—yet soon hallucinates like the others.