Andrei Tarkovsky: Sculpting Time Season continues across cinemas in London, see details here.
One of the world's most visionary, celebrated and influential filmmakers, Andrei Tarkovsky made just seven features before his tragically early death at the age of 54. Characterised by metaphysical and spiritual explorations of the human condition, each film is an artistic masterpiece of extraordinary visual beauty and stand as enduring classics of world cinema.
On a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris, cosmonaut Kris Kelvin arrives to investigate a series of mysterious and bizarre occurrences among the crew. What he discovers are supernatural phenomena that cause repressed and haunting memories to take on physical form, including that of Kelvin’s late wife. Through her, Kelvin attempts to communicate with the forces responsible which appear to be emanating from the mysterious planet itself.
Tarkovsky's adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's sci-fi novel has influenced countless filmmakers and brought a new humanity and artistic sensitivity to the genre.
"Intensely moving... A hallucinatory, richly sensuous masterpiece." - Philip Horne, The Telegraph