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Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It is based on the science-fiction novel by Stanisław Lem. The same book inspired the critically-acclaimed Soviet film Solaris, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Kris Kelvin is played by George Clooney and Harey (Rheya in the English version) by Natascha McElhone. Similar to the Tarkovsky film, this version of Solaris is a meditative psychodrama set almost entirely on a space station; a notable divergence from the novel and the Tarkovsky version is the fact that Kelvin never journeys to the surface of Solaris (in fact, the planet appears to be gaseous, rather than an ocean world).
The movie's trailer depicted a science fiction love story and may have raised expectations among potential filmgoers that were not met, and many viewers were reportedly left confused and disappointed by the film. In addition, the burden of being compared to the highly regarded 1972 adaptation made it difficult to get positive critical appraisal. In spite of this, the Time Out Film Guide actually regards this version as superior to the Tarkovsky version. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 65% fresh approval rating which is a positive score but not as positive as the original which earned a 97% fresh approval rating.
This film appears to be influenced by both Lem's novel and Tarkovsky's film. There are also visual references to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980), and to Tarkovsky's Zerkalo (The Mirror).