Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/23/11
Psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) spends his last day on Earth reminisce about his childhood home. Henri Burton (Vladislav Dvorzhetsky), a former space pilot, discloses something out of the ordinary. He mentioned witnessing an over-sized child on the ocean surface of Solaris. The tempo of the storytelling and lack of character development were some of the low-lights of the film. Most extended scenes were not beneficial to the plot. Performances, stunning cinematography, score and acting were really good. Screenplay was gorgeous with the following lines: Dr. Sartorius – “Man was created by Nature in order to explore it. As he approaches Truth he is fated to Knowledge.” Dr. Snaut – “Man needs man!” Kris Kelvin – “The salvation of humanity is in its shame!” Solyaris is well conceptualized despite its minor flaws, still it’s a groundbreaking sci-fi film that never feels dated.