Showing all 7 items Jump to: FAQs (7) Spoilers (0) FAQs. A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. The plot revolves around a planet, Solaris, with a kind of "living ocean." Solaris (1972) The Mysteriousness of the Unknown, Unseen, and Unheard ***** I t is an undoubtedly scary thing to think about t he vast unknowns of the uncharted areas of both the human mind and the universe. Solaris (Russian: Солярис, tr. Answer . It was my first experience of Tarkovsky, and at first I balked. Solyaris) is a 1972 Soviet science fiction art film based on Stanisław Lem's novel of the same name published in 1961. What's the meaning behind the switches between black-and-white scenes and color scenes throughout the movie? Who composed the main theme of this film, and what is the name of the piece? But I'd suggest that you read the book by Stanislaw Lem if you enjoyed the film. I saw his 1972 film "Solaris" at the Chicago Film Festival that year. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. After a human explorer falls into it, it starts exhibiting more unusual properties. Solaris (1972) FAQ Add to FAQ . The film was co-written and directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, and stars Donatas Banionis and Natalya Bondarchuk.The electronic music score was performed by Eduard Artemyev; a composition by J.S. It was long and slow and the dialogue seemed deliberately dry. Answer . With Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy. Bach is also employed. Who's Midget in Sartorius's room ? I haven't seen the 1972 version of the film for a long time. Edit.