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Nostalghia is Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's enigmatic work about a writer (Oleg Yankovsky) who, trapped by his fame and an unhappy marriage, seeks out his cultural past in Italy. Here he meets Erland Josephson, a local pariah who declares that the world is coming to an end. The writer finds this prophecy curiously more alluring than the possibility of a dead-end future. Nostalghia won the Grand Prix de Creation and the International Critics Prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Hal
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Oct 6, 1998
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It's a mood piece that makes you feel like you're drowning in high-grade art swill. If that sounds oppressive, know that it is, but the tonic is invigorating: a clammy atmosphere so unlike the airless options Hollywood's about to spring on us.
Just as Tarkovsky used deep space to explore psychological space in Solaris, here, he's using an estranging, sepia-toned Tuscany to express the dimensions of the soul.
Perhaps Andrei Tarkovsky's most opaque film, Nostalghia is nonetheless one of his most personal.
A belíssima fotografia, a direção elegante de Tarkovsky e a seqüência da travessia com a vela quase me fizeram esquecer o quão pretensioso, auto-indulgente e prolixo é este filme. Eu disse 'quase'.
Instead of excitement, the feeling one gets after seeing Nostalghia is one of utter relaxation that makes us long for the world we left behind in the theater.
Tarkovsky's personal struggle between love of country and creative freedom culminated during the filming of Nostalghia.
Audience Reviews for Nostalghia
- Domenico: What kind of world is this if a madman tells you must be ashamed of yourselves?
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