Kelvin is unaware of the nature of the problem aboard the space station but agrees to help after Gibarian, his close friend and the commander of the mission, personally requests his assistance.
Soon after his arrival Kelvin is himself introduced to the mysteries of Solaris. Awakening from his first night's sleep aboard Prometheus, he finds himself in bed with an apparent physical manifestation of his dead wife. Kelvin then must battle his own feelings of regret and remorse and discover why Rheya (or what appears to be Rheya) has come back.. Based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris
. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, an Andrey Tarkovski's film, Solaris was remade by Steven Soderbergh in 2002. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide