Cinemateket i Oslo fortsetter sin serie med Andrej Tarkovskijs filmer i februar, og i ettermiddag vises mesterverket Stalker (17.00) i Tancred. I den anledning trekker vi frem en hypnotisk scene fra Stanislaw Lem-adaptasjonen Solaris.
I saw his 1972 film Solaris at the Chicago Film Festival that year. It was my first experience of Tarkovsky, and at first I balked. It was long and slow and the dialogue seemed deliberately dry. But then the overall shape of the film floated into view, there were images of startling beauty, then developments that questioned the fundamental being of the characters themselves, and finally an ending that teasingly suggested that everything in the film needed to be seen in a new light. There was so much to think about afterwards, and so much that remained in my memory.
Les Dag Sødtholts essay om Steven Soderberghs versjon av historien, Nærkontakt av femte grad: en ekspedisjon til Soderberghs Solaris.