Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky was a Soviet filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director. His films include Ivan's Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975), and Stalker (1979). He directed the first five of his seven feature films in the Soviet Union. His last two films, Nostalghia (1983) and The Sacrifice (1986), were producted in Italy and Sweden, respectively. His work is characterized by long takes, unconventional dramatic structure, distinctly authored use of cinematography, and spiritual and metaphysical themes.
Tarkovsky's works Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror and Stalker and regularly listed among the greatest films of all time.
1962 Iwanowo detstwo (Ivan's Childhood)
1966 Andrei Rublev
1972 Solaris (based on the novel "Solaris" by Stanisław Lem)
1975 Serkalo (The mirror)
1986 Offret (The Sacrifice)
Solaris is a 1972 Soviet science fiction film, co-written and directed by the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It's a meditative psychological drama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris. The scientific mission has stalled because the skeleton crew of three scientists have fallen into separate emotional crises. Psychologist Kris Kelvin travels to the Solaris space station to evaluate the situation only to encounter the same mysterious phenomena as the others. More