Nostalghia

  • Thur Sept 5
    7:00
  • Sat Sept 7
    7:00
Nostalghia
director:
Andrei Tarkovsky
cast:
Erland Josephson, Oleg Yankovsky

Tarkovsky’s Italian-made Nostalghia, his first film produced outside Russia, took Cannes by storm. Narrative virtually dissolves in this portrait of a Russian poet visiting Northern Italy to research an eighteenth-century composer’s life. Marooned in a spa with a huge, bubbling sulphur pool, he hobnobs with the local madman, with a beautiful Italian guide, surrounded by Tarkovsky’s amazing gallery of dream-allegorical effects: water swirling through buildings or lapping ruined churches, ghostly mists fingering remembered valleys, steam sputtering from a Dantesque pool... The film’s final image of melancholy, memory, and loss is one of the most moving in all of cinema. “A glorious visual experience!” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice)

format
35mm color
runtime
2 hours
release year/country
1983 Russia/Italy
subtitled