SOLARIS (1972) MOVIE NEWS & REVIEW
solaris (1972) movie
Genre | Science Fiction
Classification | M
Running time | 167 minutes
Released | 5 February 1972
Donatas Banionis ... Kris Kelvin, psikholog
Natalya Bondarchuk ... Khari
Jüri Järvet ... Doktor Snaut, kibernetik
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy ... Anri Berton, pilot
Nikolay Grinko ... Nik Kelvin, otets Krisa Kelvina
Anatoliy Solonitsyn ... Doktor Sartorius, astrobiolog
Olga Barnet ... Mat Krisa Kelvina (as O. Barnet)
Stanislaw Lem ... (novel) (as Stanislav Lem)
Fridrikh Gorenshteyn ... (screenplay) (as F. Gorenshteyn) &
Andrei Tarkovsky ... (screenplay) (as A. Tarkovskiy)
Lyudmila Feyginova ... (as L. Feyginova)
Nina Marcus ... (uncredited)
box office result
Australia $ not available
North America $22,168
A print was screened at the Cinema Village theater in New York City in the mid-1980s that combined an English-dubbed version of the film with sequences from a Russian-language print. This version also featured cheesy 1970s-era titles. Around this time, this was considered the most complete version of the film available in the United States. It was not until the re-opening of New York's Film Forum theatre in 1989 that the complete and uncut Russian-language version was shown there theatrically.
According to a 1970 interview with Russian film journalist Naum Abramov, Tarkovsky said, "For some reason, in all the science-fiction films I've seen, the filmmakers force the viewer to examine the details of the material structure of the future. More than that, sometimes, like Kubrick, they call their own films premonitions. It's unbelievable! Let alone that 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) is phony on many points, even for specialists. For a true work of art, the fake must be eliminated."
Stanislaw Lem was scathing of the adaptation of his novel, and complained that he did not write it about people's "erotic problems in space."