The American University in Cairo is hosting a film screening event at the Tahrir Cultural Centre on 17 March, showing 'Solaris' in the 'Time and Memory in Cinema Series' organised by the Department of Philosophy.
Solaris, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972, is a 165-minute Russian film that follows a psychologist sent to a space station orbiting a distant planet to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the nearby planet brings out repressed memories and obsessions.
The event which will see a post-screening discussion organised by Dr Surti Singh and Dr Sami Khatib sponsored by Extimacies: Critical Theory from the Global South, funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.
Tuesday, 17 March at 6pm
Armenian Gallery, AUC Tahrir
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