SOLARIS (SOLYARIS) (1972) B/W & C widescreen 165m dir: Andrei Tarkovsky
w/Nathalie Bondarchuk, Yuri Yarvet, Donatas Banionis, Anatoli Sonlonitsin, Vadislav Dvorjetzki, Nikolai Grinko, Sos Sarkissian
From The Movie Guide: "The story concerns a cosmonaut who travels to a distant space station on Solaris. No ordinary planet, Solaris is in fact a superintelligent being capable of giving material form to human desires. Slow, but ravishingly beautiful and charged with a real poignancy."
From Variety's review of the film: "Andrei Tarkovsky spins a strange, slow but absorbing parable on life and love in the guise of a sci-fi theme [from a book by Stanislas Lemm]. ...
"Space effects are not in spectacular vein but efficacious, and playing is intense and effective, as are the moral statements about love, life and humanity."
SOLARIS was adapted for the screen by Tarkovsky and Friedrich Gorenstein.