Sculptures In Time Pt. III: Tarkovsky’s SOLARIS

Sculptures In Time Pt. III: Tarkovsky's SOLARIS

In Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris, Kris Kelvin (played by Donatas Banionis) journeys to a space station on the sentient planet Solaris in order to investigate whether the planet is still useful for scientific inquiry. Critics at the time considered Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1972 film as the Soviet answer to Stanley Kubrick’s famed 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Stephen Borunda is an educator and filmmaker currently located in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the Johns Hopkins University. Stephen loves metaphysical films, photography, inspirational poetry, philosophy with political utility, and bashing his head in as a rugby player. Hopefully, his writing doesn't suffer too much as a result of this trauma.