Nostalghia (2013)

Nostalghia is Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's enigmatic work about a writer (Oleg Yankovsky) who, trapped by his fame and an unhappy marriage, seeks out his cultural past in Italy. Here he meets Erland Josephson, a local pariah who… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 6, 1998
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

It's a mood piece that makes you feel like you're drowning in high-grade art swill. If that sounds oppressive, know that it is, but the tonic is invigorating: a clammy atmosphere so unlike the airless options Hollywood's about to spring on us.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

One of the moistest movies you've ever seen.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Instead of excitement, the feeling one gets after seeing Nostalghia is one of utter relaxation that makes us long for the world we left behind in the theater.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Nothing happens.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

Perhaps Andrei Tarkovsky's most opaque film, Nostalghia is nonetheless one of his most personal.

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Senses of Cinema

Tarkovsky's personal struggle between love of country and creative freedom culminated during the filming of Nostalghia.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Just as Tarkovsky used deep space to explore psychological space in Solaris, here, he's using an estranging, sepia-toned Tuscany to express the dimensions of the soul.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A belíssima fotografia, a direção elegante de Tarkovsky e a seqüência da travessia com a vela quase me fizeram esquecer o quão pretensioso, auto-indulgente e prolixo é este filme. Eu disse 'quase'.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film ends in light, as through the open circular window of a ruined church the sun shines in.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
A fine picture directed by Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, Nostalghia is a well crafted picture that should definitely appeal to fans of his work, this is a… More
Arash Xak
Poetic & has some beautiful scenes specially the final shot which is one of the most beautiful scenes I've ever seen but the whole movie isn't… More
Carlos Magalhães
Away from his homeland Russia, Tarkovsky delivered this phenomenal masterpiece, wonderfully directed and photographed, presenting a beautiful journey into… More
Greg S
A Russian poet in Italy researching a biography of a Russian composer experiences homesickness and ennui, and is asked to perform a ritual by a madman. Be… More