Revisiting Solaris
by Deimantas Narkevičius, LTU 2007, 18'
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Deimantas Narkevičius   EDITING: Jonas Juozapaitis, Deimantas Narkevičius
SCRIPT: Stanislaw Lem   MUSIC: J.S. Bach
SHOOTING: Audrius Keme×ys   ORIGINAL SIZE:  35mm film transferred on Blu-Ray disc
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis   PRODUCER: Deimantas Narkevičius
SOUND: Sigitas Motoras   LANGUAGE: lituano; sottotitoli: inglese, italiano

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at  Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2013
Focus On: Deimantas Narkevičiu

A melancholy film in which actor Donatas Banionis re-visits the role of Chris Kelvin, which he played in Andrej Tarkovskij’s Solaris (1972). Narkevičius’ ‘reinterpretation’ is based on the last chapter of the book by Stanislaw Lem, which inspired the Russian director, but which was cut from his film version. The different visions of the two directors meet in the images of the landscape of Anapa, on the Black Sea, shown here in photographs by the Symbolist painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, introduced in order to visualize the story of Kelvin’s visit to planet Solaris.
Narkevičius appears in his own film, which was shot mostly in an old Lithuanian television station.

Deimantas Narkevičius
Deimantas Narkevičius was born in Utena, Lithuania, in 1964. Trained as a sculptor, he began making films, videos and installations in the 90s. Among the most famous Lithuanian artists on the international scene, he represented his country at the Biennale di Venezia in 2001. In 2008, he won the Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art. Between 2007 and 2010, his work was exhibited in many important one-man shows: Among the things we touched, at the Vienna Secession, Deimantas Narkevičius at the BFI Southbank Gallery in London, and La vida unanime/The Unanimous Life, produced for the Museo Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Kunsthalle in Bern, the Hessel Museum at Bard College, New York, and the Vilnius National Gallery of Art. He lives and works in Vilnius.

Selected Fimography
: Scena; The Role of a Lifetime; 2004: Once in the XX Century; 2005: Disappearance of a Tribe; Matrioškos; 2007: Revisiting Solaris; The Head; 2008: The Dud Effect; 2009: Into the Unknown; 2010: Ausgeträumt; 2011: Restricted Sensation.

Film Courtesy: gb agency, Parigi; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlino; l’artista

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