Solaris (12A) S

Sunday 17 July 2016 to Tuesday 19 July 2016

Solaris (12A) S

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  • Director Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Origin USSR
  • Year 1972
  • Duration 166 minutes

Part of Sculpting Time: Andrei Tarkovsky Season.
A season of films from iconic Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky starting chronologically with Andrei Rublev and ending with his final film The Sacrifice. All seven of his films are presented in brand new digital restorations as part of a nationwide tour.

Adapted from the 1968 novel by Stanislaw Lem, Tarkovsky tackled the book in an attempt to find a popular cinematic subject. Donatas Banionis is a cosmonaut sent to investigate disappearances on the space station orbiting the planet Solaris, only to be confronted by the past in the vision of his dead wife, absorbingly played by Natalya Bondarchuk.  Tarkovsky presents the story as a dreamlike interrogation of faith, memory and the power of love. 

Tuesday 19th July at 8:30pm (changed from 8:45pm): This screening will be introduced by Mary Wild. 
Mary Wild is a film researcher based in London, delivering public lectures at City Lit, Shoreditch House, and Freud Museum. Her popular series PROJECTIONS promotes psychoanalytic interpretation of moving image, focusing on auteur studies (e.g., David Lynch, Lars von Trier, Andrei Tarkovsky) and cinematic representations of identity, neoliberal economics, the unconscious, and love.