London: VPS, 1972. Vintage double-weight borderless reference photograph from the 1972 film, showing actors Natalya Bondarchuk and Donatas Banionis. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, specific to the film's UK release.
From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.
Based on the 1961 novel by Stanislaw Lem, about a psychologist who is sent to a distant space station in order to observe and treat the station's crew, who have fallen into unexplained mental and emotional disorder. 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.
Set in outer space, and shot on location in Ukraine, Japan, and Russia.
10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 164.