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Film Fest Gent - Solaris
Archived: Solaris (1972)

director: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, a.o.

duration: 167 minutes
Science Fiction, Drama


The British producer Kevin Richard Martin is the man behind The Bug, King Midas Sound, Techno Animal and Zonal. With his characteristic sound - overdriven dub, dark ambient and deep drones - Martin has been pumping out one masterpiece after the other since the 90s. For VIDEODROOM he will perform a unique live set to accompany the iconic sci-fi classic 'Solaris' by master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.

The Russian Solaris is set entirely in a space station. A psychologist is tasked with investigating what has befallen the crew. Gradually he also loses touch with reality. Tarkovsky's phenomenal feature emanates a heavy and alienating atmosphere. The new live score by Kevin Richard Martin heightens this feeling.

In addition to being a producer and musician, Martin also oversees his own label, the digital Intercranial Recordings. He recently released a new five-part series of albums entitled Frequencies for Leaving Earth. Each part was composed, mixed and produced during the lockdown period. Martin has built his own home studio in the heart of Brussels, where he now lives as of recently. For the first time in a long while Kevin Richard Martin is returning to the stage. Don't miss your chance to see him.



"Tarkovsky uses length and depth to slow us down, to edge us out of the velocity of our lives, to enter a zone of reverie and meditation. (...) Solaris isn't a fast-moving action picture; it's a thoughtful, deep, sensitive movie that uses the freedom of science-fiction to examine human nature." - Roger Ebert


director: Andrei Tarkovsky
producer: Viacheslav Tarasov
screenplay: Fridrikh Gorenshteyn & Andrei Tarkovsky based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem
Editor: Lyudmila Feyginova
Cinematography: Vadim Yusov

production company: Mosfilm

More info

dialogue: Russian, German
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Union soviétique
year: 1972


ANDREI TARKOVSKY: The Killers (1956, short), There Will Be No Leave Today (1959), The Steamroller and the Violin (1961), Ivan's Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1975), Stalker (1979), First Day (1979), Stalker (1979), Voyage in Time (1983, TV), Nostalgia (1983), The Sacrifice (1986).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

Other festival films by director Andrei Tarkovsky

1993:Andrej Roebljov
1980:Zerkalo (The Mirror)


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