SOLARIS Remake / George Clooney

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Solaris double feature 

Often cited as one of the most important and influential science fiction films of all time, the 1972 Soviet film Solaris aimed to bring new depth and psychological realism to a genre often dismissed by cinephiles. The film found great critical success, and was even nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. It holds a key place in international film history to this day, and is a true must-see. 

Luckily, Metropolis Kino by Gänsemarkt station is screening this gem twice in the coming weeks. Unluckily for some, they will screen the film in the original Russian with German subtitles. 

So, what’s a film buff who doesn’t speak Russian or German to do? The good news is that Solaris is part of Metropolis’s ‘Original.Remake.’ film series, and the cinema will also hold two screenings of Steven Soderbergh’s 2002 American remake. While a slightly more controversial film than the original (thanks, in part, to poor marketing and the unmet Hollywood expectations thrust upon this vehicle for George Clooney’s early-aughts stardom), Soderbergh’s Solaris is a quiet and twisted psychological drama that stands up well in its own right.

Solaris (1972)
Where: Metropolis Kino 
When: 22 April at 5 p.m. and 27 April at 7 p.m.

Solaris (2002)
Where: Metropolis Kino 
When: 20 April at 9:30 p.m. and 22 April at 8:30 p.m.

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