Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute

Black and white image of person in dusty environment. Image links to event page.



Film Screening & Discussion. Solaris Mon Amour
Reserve Your Seat





Please join the Harriman Institute for a screening of Solaris Mon Amour (Poland, 2023), followed by a discussion with Director Kuba Mikurda. Moderated by Christopher Caes.

The same year that Alain Resnais’s masterpiece Hiroshima mon amour was released, science fiction writer and theorist Stanisław Lem began writing his influential novel Solaris, an artistic confluence that inspires this wholly original and emotionally resonant found footage film, which underscores the theme of post-traumatic memory that informs both texts. Mikurda, editor Laura Pawela, and composer/sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk bring together clips from 70 films produced by the Educational Film Studio in Lodz in the 1960s, as well as the first radio adaptations of Solaris, to create an entrancing, spectral incantation of loss, mourning, and memory.

In Polish with English subtitles.