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Opening: 11.5.2007, 19:00 – 21:00
Duration: 12.5. – 17.6.2007
Along with Donatas Banionis, Deimantas Narkevicius sought and found the actor who played Kelvin, the main character in Tarkovsky’s famous 1972 filming of Solaris based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem. Banionis now lives near Vilnius in Lithuania, the home town of Narkeviscius. In numerous conversations between the two, the idea arose to re-film the quintessence of this legendary science-fiction film in a modern form and, most importantly, with Deimantas Narkevicius stylistic language. The result is a kind of film collage. Narkevicius shows, between black and white landscape photography shot in the 19th century in the area around Anapa on the Krim, documentary sequences of a former Russian television station that seem, on their part, surreal in their pure architecture. (The building has, in the meantime, been demolished.) The old figure of the silent actor, Donatas Banionis, is at the centre of the sparse action, where Deimantas Narkevicius himself appears as a character.


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