Solaris Mon Amour – An extraordinary found footage documentary inspired by Stanis?aw Lem’s „Solaris”

A trance-like, personal story about loss, mourning & memory. The film consists of excerpts from 70 films produced by the Educational Film Studio in Lodz in the 1960s and the first radio adaptations of “Solaris.” Lem begins writing „Solaris” the same year that Resnais’ „Hiroshima Mon Amour” is released” – says Kuba Mikurda – Like Resnais’ film, I find „Solaris” a fascinating study of post-traumatic memory – repressed memories that pave their way into consciousness and demand to be expressed.

Kuba Mikurda – film director & film scholar. He has worked as a film critic, journalist and publisher. In 2018, he made his film debut, a feature-length documentary „Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk” and in 2021 „Escape to the Silver Globe” which won three awards at the Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival, an award from the Polish Filmmakers Association at the Man in Danger festival, and was nominated for the Polish Film Award Eagles 2022 in the categories of best documentary and best editing. He teaches at the Film School in ?ód? & hosts the podcast „Director’s Cut”.