Nostalgia (Nostalghia)
Sculpting in Time: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky
Soviet Union/Italy 1983, 125 min, Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky
Russian & Italian with subtitles
Screenings:
  • Saturday August 5, 2017 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday August 6, 2017 at 1:00PM
  • Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 9:15PM

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The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined. Nostalgia is Tarkovsky's brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. It was the first of his features to be made outside of Russia, the home to which he would never return.

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