Revisited this one for the first time in years. A wonderful sensual dream where you can almost sense the sun rays on your skin and the water dripping. I've watched a lot of survival/wilderness shows recently, and was yearning for a contemplative isolationist piece. Piavoli was one of the most important filmmakers I ever discovered, and although this is narrative/contemplative cinema, there are experimental fragments.
Apparently the duration of a short film as well as a momentary impulsiveness are factors favoring Piavoli's cinema. Here, on the pretext of a free version of a part of Homer's "Odyssey", exists a decorative approach to a mythological realism with a preciousness "poetic" that verges the kitsch, which also affects a frankly redundant sound design.
As usual, the best cinematic rendition of a great literary work comes with a film which is loosely based on the original material. 'Nostos' is just a little bit more stuttering on a technical level if compared to 'Il Pianeta Azzurro', but it certainly has its own share of high moments. It is a very contemplative and thoughtful work, the unmistakable style of Franco Piavoli is all there.