Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Andrei Tarkovski: Solyaris

Solyaris (1972) is my personal choice for the 'film dystopia hell space' category, although I couldn't quite get the clip I was looking for, but this one of the famous highway scene will do - I think it was shot in Osaka, Japan. The story was also made into a film by Stephen Soderbergh, Solaris (2002) which fleshes out the narrative more or reinterprets differently?  Both are from the book Solaris (1961), by Stanislaw Lem.  It is one of the most engaging movies I have ever seen - but it takes a couple of viewings but also patience, because it's slow, quiet and, well, dreamy...

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