Solaris (1972)

Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. 

Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) is a fine film, I think, having just seen it for the second time in forty years. But it’s far from perfect. (Is there a perfect film? Banshun?) The most disappointing aspect is the acting. It seems to me that Tarkovsky is not a good director of actors: each principal in this film has a different style, and the leading man has no style at all.

Remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh, with George Clooney.

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