Screening as part of a short series in connection with the Musica Viva performance on Saturday 12 October of Schubert’s Winterreise, ‘Solaris’ is a beautiful parable about love, loss, memory and grief. The film centres on a widowed psychologist who is sent to a space station, orbiting a water-dominated planet called Solaris, to investigate the mysterious death of a doctor. Finding the remaining crew to be behaving oddly and aloof, Kelvin is more than surprised when he meets his seven-years-dead wife on the station.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, ‘Solaris’ is a haunting, meditative film that uses sci-fi to raise complex questions about humanity and existence, memory and the transfiguring power of love.
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis
Running time: 166 mins
Cert: 12A (subtitled)
Date: Monday 7 October
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4 for Concessions/ Free to UoP students via SPiA