Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Nostalghia' (40th Anniversary Restoration)

Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Nostalghia' (40th Anniversary Restoration)

9:15pm - Thursday, Jul 25, 2024

Andrei Tarkovsky explained that in Russian the word “nostalghia” conveys “the love for your homeland and the melancholy that arises from being far away.” This debilitating form of homesickness is embodied in the film by Andrei, a Russian intellectual doing research in Italy. He becomes obsessed with the Botticelli-like beauty of his translator Eugenia, as well as with the apocalyptic ramblings of a self-destructive wanderer named Domenico. With Oleg Yankovsky, Domiziana Giordano, Erland Josephson.

Written with frequent Michelangelo Antonioni collaborator Tonino Guerra (L’AVVENTURA) and newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative, NOSTALGHIA is a mystical and mysterious collision of East and West, shot with the tactile beauty that only Tarkovsky can provide. As J. Hoberman wrote, “Nostalghia is not so much a movie as a place to inhabit for two hours.”

"Tarkovsky is for me the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film." (Ingmar Bergman)

"Perhaps Tarkovsky's most opaque film, Nostalghia is nonetheless one of his most personal." (Slant Magazine)

"Stick with it. There are shocking acts that rupture the stillness, and then there's one of cinema's great endings, a wrenching, rapturous scene that would set both of those poets into embarrassed rewrites." (The Village Voice)

"A hauntingly beautiful film." (Empire Magazine)

Thursday, July 25
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

NOSTALGHIA (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983 / 125 mins / NR / In Russian and Italian with English subtitles) A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy researching the life of an 18th-century composer, and instead meet a ruminative madman who tells the poet how the world may be saved.

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