Andrei Tarkovsky’s unforgettably haunting film, his first to be made outside Russia, explores the melancholy of the expatriate through the film’s protagonist, Gorchakov, a Russian poet researching in Italy.
Arriving at a Tuscan village spa with Eugenia, his beautiful Italian interpreter, Gorchakov is visited by memories of Russia and of his wife and children, and he encounters the local mystic who sets him a challenging task.
Nostalgia is filled with a series of mysterious and extraordinary images, all of which coalesce into a miraculous whole in the film’s final shot. As in all Tarkovsky’s films, nature, the elements of fire and water, music, painting and poetry all play a major role.
One of world’s most visionary, celebrated and influential filmmakers, Andrei Tarkovsky made just seven features before his tragically early death at the age of 54. Characterised by metaphysical and spiritual explorations of the human condition, each film is an artistic masterpiece of extraordinary visual beauty and stand as enduring classics of world cinema.
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Production year: 1983
Original title: Nostalghia
DVD catalogue number: ART794DVD
Blu-ray catalogue number: ART184BD
Blu-ray special features:
-Interview with co-writer Tonino Guerra
-Interview with Marina Tarkovsky
-Andrei Tarkovsky's Metaphysical Dream Zone: Selected scene commentary by Psychoanalyst Mary Wild
DVD special features:
Winner of the 1983 Cannes Best Director award
Winner of the 1983 Cannes FIPRESCI Prize
Winner of the 1983 Cannes Prize of the Ecumenical Jury