Strugatsky Brothers Video

Science fiction in communist-era Eastern Europe offered the space for philosophic speculation and aesopian examinations of society that socialist realism problematized. It attracted the talents of writers such as the Strugatsky Brothers and Stanisław Lem, and filmmakers such as Andrei Tarkovskii, and gave them an artistic license they struggled to find elsewhere. Stalker and Solaris are results of this license. This did not, however, forestall the production of trite sci-fi movies that were so common in the western cinema.

Stalker (1979)

Solaris (1972)

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