Cast and Crew: Stanislaw Lem (Novel)
What It’s About: Psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) journeys to a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris. There he discovers one of the Cosmonauts dead and the others deeply disturbed by their encounters with the “Guests” the intelligent planet below sends to the station.
Why Watch it Today?: Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky died today in 1986. Tarkovsky’s Solaris is a unique, and influential take on science fiction, and appropriately is a meditation on life, loss, and the nature of reality and experience.