Moscow: Creative Unit of Writers, 1972. Set of 16 vintage oversize black-and-white still photographs from the Russian release of the 1972 Russian film. On the verso of each photograph is a label for a European distributor.
Often cited as one of the most important films in the history of cinematography, "Solaris" is a meditative psychological drama occurring mostly aboard a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris. The scientific mission has stalled out because the meager skeleton crew of three scientists have fallen into separate emotional crises, and the gaseous planet below them is beginning to look like the main suspect. An open ended and conceptually faithful adaptation of Lem's novel, concerning itself with the inability of the human species to communicate with other intelligent life forms, based simply on the fact that a more advanced life form would exist outside the sphere of human experience and understanding.
9.25 x 12 inches (23 x 30 cm). Near Fine, with only the most minute wear at the edges.
Criterion Collection 164.