Based on the classic science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, SOLARIS centers on a psychologist (Clooney) sent to investigate unexplained behavior of key scientists on a space station orbiting the planet Solaris. Once aboard, he too falls victim to this unique worlds mysteries-as well as an erotic obsession with someone he thought he had left behind.
Steven Soderbergh is the only director to have two films nominated for Best Picture and Best Director in the same year. His Academy Award for Best Director of Traffic marks the first time since the 1928/29 Awards that a director has successfully competed against himself. In addition to his Best Director nomination for Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts received the Best Actress Academy Award for the title role. The film also received three additional Oscar nominations, for Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture.
Last year, Soderbergh directed a retelling of Oceans Eleven, the fabled 1960s film which has grossed over $435,000,000 worldwide. In August, the directors contemporary comedy Full Frontal, shot during eighteen days using a combination of digital video tape and film, will be released. SOLARIS is Soderberghs thirteenth film.
Released: 28 Feb 2003
Dist: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 98 minutes