The so-called “Russia’s answer to 2001”. A somewhat unfair comparison as the two films are night and day. In true fashion to director Andrei Tarkovsky, his sci-fi masterpiece isn’t really a sci-fi film at all, but, like Stalker, a serious exploration of the human condition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-4KydP92ss&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1Ri0jUrgVCrhwst-U0s851C&index=7 - Part 1 (1 hour 15 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXa6XpaxBS0&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1Ri0jUrgVCrhwst-U0s851C&index=8 - Part 2 (1 hour 23 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)
from the FSUE Mosfilm cinema concern YouTube channel.
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
Directed by Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Cast: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk & Jüri Järvet.
Solaris was one of the favourite films of famous American director Stanley Kubrick. The appreciation, however, wasn’t mutual and Tarkovsky supposedly made Solaris in an attempt to one-up Kubrick after he had seen 2001: A Space Odyssey,
a film which he referred to as “cold and sterile.”