Psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the oceanic lifeform that covers its surface, only to discover that it is capable of recreating repressed memories. Taunted by illusions of his long-lost wife, Kris must choose whether to cling to reality or submit to the planet’s influence. 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.

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