Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet
Duration: 166 min

Adapted from the novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris remains one of Tarkovsky's most famous films. Remade many years later by Steven Soderbergh, this original version of Solaris is a meditation on the nature of desire and memory, and the self-imposed walls that keep us from realising our greatest wishes.

Tarkovsky reportedly re-shot more than 40% of the film, despite the constant protestations of his Soviet Film Board superiors. The film's visual sense and pacing are extraordinary, while the central idea of a man's wish to correct the mistakes of his past is given a cinematic quality that is its exact visual equivalent.

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