Nostalgia (Nostalghia) Reviews

December 29, 2018
...the film seems positively out of place compared with the two decades long string of challenging masterworks that preceded it.
November 12, 2018
Almost seemed to be anticipating Tarkovsky's own demise with its strange sensibility of apocalyptic proselytising juxtaposed with a more soothing, balming, elegiac tone.
November 4, 2015
...transports us to a place that no longer feels temporal, but spiritual.
March 4, 2015
Stick with it. There are shocking acts that rupture the stillness, and then there's one of cinema's great endings, a wrenching, rapturous scene that would set both of those poets into embarrassed rewrites.
March 4, 2015
Aims for a hushed, hypnotic, incantatory effect, and it does succeed in inducing some kind of trance.
March 4, 2015
A hauntingly beautiful film.
March 4, 2015
Nostalgia engages questions and emotions that are rarely even contemplated in the cinema.
March 4, 2015
Tarkovsky's hypnotic framing of Gorchakov's experience is made possible through his signature pacing, extended tracking shots, and slow zooms and focusing.
March 4, 2015
Tarkovsky is an uncompromising filmmaker... films move slowly, but exercise a fascination unlike anything else I've seen.
January 31, 2014
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.
January 23, 2014
One of the moistest movies you've ever seen.
May 30, 2013
Perhaps Andrei Tarkovsky's most opaque film, Nostalghia is nonetheless one of his most personal.
May 28, 2013
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.
June 17, 2005
June 21, 2004
July 30, 2003
A belssima fotografia, a direo elegante de Tarkovsky e a seqncia da travessia com a vela quase me fizeram esquecer o quo pretensioso, auto-indulgente e prolixo este filme. Eu disse 'quase'.
July 30, 2003
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.
May 20, 2003
Nothing happens.
July 24, 2001
Tarkovsky's personal struggle between love of country and creative freedom culminated during the filming of Nostalghia.
January 1, 2000
The film ends in light, as through the open circular window of a ruined church the sun shines in.