GenreDrama, Sci-Fi Story byStanislaw Lem CountrySoviet Union
DirectorBoris NirenburgLidiya Ishimbayeva Release date1968 WriterNikolay Kemarskiy (screenplay), Stanislaw Lem (author), N. Kemasky DirectorsBoris Nirenburg, Lidiya Ishimbayeva CastVasili Lanovoy, Vladimir Etush Similar moviesStanislaw Lem wrote the story for Solaris and Test pilota Pirxa
Solaris (Russian: Солярис) is a two-part 1968 Russian television film in black-and-white based on the 1961 novel Solaris by Stanisław Lem. It was the first film adaptation of the novel.
The film was released on DVD (in Russian) on January 29, 2009.
Solaris nirenburg 1968 tv trailer
Dr. Kris Kelvin arrives on Solaris Station], a space station orbiting the ocean planet of Solaris. The scientists there have been studying the planet and its ocean for many decades. Shortly before Kelvin's arrival, the crew exposed the ocean to a high-energy gamma-ray bombardment. The ocean's response tests the scientists' minds by confronting them with their most painful thoughts and memories. The ocean does this by materializing physical human simulacra. Kelvin confronts memories of his dead lover and guilt about her suicide. The torments of the other researchers are only suggested but seem even worse than Kelvin’s personal ordeal. The ocean’s intelligence expresses physical phenomena in ways difficult for their limited science to explain, deeply upsetting the scientists. The alien mind of Solaris appears to differ so much from the human mind that communication doesn't seem possible.