Movie Screening: Solaris, Andrey Tarkovsky’s classic sci-fi psycological drama
Sun, September 30, 2012 • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Mezes Hall MEZ B 0.306
USSR Movie Poster for Solaris
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Austin Russian Language Meetup Group present:
Andrey Tarkovsky’s classic sci-fi psycological drama
Sunday, September 30, 2012 7pm Mezes Hall MEZ B 0.306
In Russian with English subtitles.
Solaris by Andrey Tarkovsky. It was made 40 years ago in 1972, and is a film adaptation (and then some) of Polish sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem's eponymous tale of future scientists studying an enigmatic planet. Lem didn't like the film, famously complaining that Tarkovsky injected the Russian soul into his novel, which - considering this was during the Cold War - is an understandable complaint, but that doesn't change the fact that this is one of those rare instances where the movie actually is better than the book.
Warning: Like 12, which we saw last Sunday, Solaris is another Russian whopper, weighing in at a solid 2 hrs 45 min.