Andrei Tarkovsky: Solaris (1972)

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When Tarkovsky watched Kubrick’s crowning sci-fi achievement 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 he promptly claimed the film to be “phony” and containing “only pretensions of truth.” A bold statement indeed. But the Russian director did ‘counter’ his American colleague with the ponderous and existential Solaris. Adapted from the Stanislaw Lem’s novel, the film about a psychologist encountering fictitious spouses aboard a spaceship stretches the limits of his non-narrative approach but remains one of his best known – and loved works.

Regie: Andrei Tarkovsky

Cast: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet


Drama, Mysterie, Sciencefiction

Land: Sovjet Unie

Speelduur: 167 minuten

Taal: Russisch

Ondertiteling: English


NEW: Film + Dinner arrangement
Fancy a dinner in KINO’s restaurant before or after the film? For €24,50 you can buy the Film + Dinner arrangement on our website, which includes your film ticket and €17,50 credit to spend in our restaurant. 
When buying your tickets, you can also reserve a table in our restaurant during the checkout process. If you would like to enjoy a more extensive dinner, the €17,50 will be deducted from the check. Our current menu can be found here, buy the arrangement on the film’s page.

Not since Sergei Eisenstein laid the ironclad foundation for the medium itself has Mother Russia produced a cinematic force greater than writer/director Andrei Tarkovsky. His uniquely paced and visually astounding features are layered like Dostoyevsky tomes while his films intersperse grand universal themes with the profoundly personal. Tarkovsky described his approach to filmmaking as “sculpting in time” as he brought to the screen a body of work with a trancelike quality that is often imitated yet never equaled. His oeuvre remains as elusive to interpretation today as it must have been to the filmgoers staggering out of the cinema’s in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Beautifully restored and back in the cinema, KINO will screen six of his masterpieces starting September 14th. In Russian with English subtitles.