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4.3
2,870 Ratings

Nostalghia

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Italy, Soviet Union, 1983
Drama

Synopsis

The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov travels through Italy accompanied by his guide and translator as he researches the life of an 18th Century Russian composer, Pavel Sosnovsky.

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Nostalghia Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

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  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Nostalghia

    There's gotta be a name for the strange feeling of wanting to live inside a specific group of images; there you go, Tarvovsky builds Nostalghia as a site specific performance that's a cinema statement and a glorious lesson. This unconventional emptiness, this rupture with present itself - a contemporary sickness that lingers memory and absence. At the end, my eyes and soul were already feeling nostalgic.

  • Lintang A.'s rating of the film Nostalghia

    Nostalghia is a deep and thoughtful film, best suited to those viewers who are interested in spending some time with a film that takes a great deal of time to fully reveal it's self. Like the majority of Tarkovsky's films, it is bleak, dreamlike and hypnotic, in the way in which the images just linger on the screen, waiting to be decoded. 9/10

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Nostalghia

    Boredom championship : 1st prize ! Champion du monde de l'ennui ! Un mec, des ruines, de l'eau, quelques flammes, une nana au bord de la crise de nerf : passionnant !!! Some guy, ruins, water, a few flames, a woman having a nervous breakdown, wow, exciting !!!

  • Stefan Drees's rating of the film Nostalghia

    Maybe the most personal (and most autobiographic) of Tarkovsky's films. I always appreciated how he creates different spaces - exterior and interior spaces but also spaces of remembrance and perception -, how he provides them with different soundscapes (pay attention to the varieties of water sounds during the two hours) and how he connects them in the end in the vision of a landscape inside the ruins of a cathedral.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Nostalghia

    Speaking of nostalgia, I remember the cover of the videotape was misleading. It had some scary looking Russian general. I thought it was going to be an action film. I thought it was boring. Many years later I saw 'Solaris' and I was blown away. That was a game-changer for me. I decided to try Nostalghia again, and it was amazing.

  • José Neves's rating of the film Nostalghia

    In his first film outside of Russia and with that feeling controlling him, Tarkovsky submits his unbelievable formal strength to an exercise of domesticated and demonstrative dramaturgy, as usual with Tonino Guerra, where characters are merely exemplary schemes - mainly the insufferable Domiziana Giordano in her function of the "eternal feminine", as stereotyped as the mad visionary and the sacred, the "Themes".

  • msmichel's rating of the film Nostalghia

    Does anyone represent poetry in cinema more than the late Andrei Tarkovsky? His penultimate film is perhaps his most personal and one of his most challenging works. A rumination on existence, expression, expiry and experience. Performers are well cast especially Oleg Yankovskiy and Domiziana Giordano. Slow moving in a glacial way but rewarding in reflection in a way that demands another viewing.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Nostalghia

    Possibly Tarkovsky's most personal, self-reflexive film, and it's up against some stiff competition. Just as a writer might fill a diary wondering if beauty or art or god or sex can fill the void of not having a sense of home, Tarkovsky expresses it in a dreamscape, and one that pays tribute to his new land—this is late Fellini, Tarkovskified. If anyone says this is his minor film, just smile and change the subject.