Exiles -- Drama, Homesickness -- Drama, Nostalgia -- Drama, Tuscany (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- Drama



Oleg Yankovsky, Domizia Giordano, Erland Josephson, Patrizia Terreno,

“Look at [Nostalghia] as though it were the window in a train traveling through your life,” Tarkovsky advised. The film follows the itinerary of a Russian intellectual in Italy on a nebulous research project; its breathtaking procession of images parallels the protagonist’s mental state, disorientation approaching the sublime. Shot mostly in Tuscany, this is a pilgrimage to ruined but magical spaces—a remote chapel of miracles, a decrepit pool where, it is said, Saint Catherine of Siena once bathed—that suggest both the decay and the eternality of faith. Tarkovsky envisions a place where apocalypse may be imminent, but a single candle flame could save the world.

Juliet Clark
  • Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Tonino Guerra
  • Giuseppe Lanci
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • 35mm
  • 125 mins
  • Kino Lorber

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Tarkovsky at 70 (program note), Film Society of Lincoln Center, 2002

The poetry of apocalypse: the films of Andrei Tarkovsky (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, James Quandt, 2002

Nostalghia (distributor materials), Kino International Corporation, 1992

Nostalghia (distributor materials), Kino International Corporation, 1990

Nostalgia (program note), Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 1987

A tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky (program note), Hong Kong Film Festival, 1987

Homenaje in memoriam: Andrei Tarkovski (program), Cinemateca de Cuba, 1987

A tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky (program), Hong Kong Film Festival, Michael Lam, 1987

The films of Andrei Tarkovsky (program), Hopkins Center of Dartmouth College, Barry Scherr, 1986

'Nostalghia,' 'Camminacammina' distrib rights go to Grange (article), Variety, Stephen Klain, 1983

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