Nostalghia (4KUHD) (4K UHD)
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 (Oleg Yankovsky, The Mirror), a Russian intellectual doing research in Italy. He becomes obsessed with the Botticelli-like beauty of his translator Eugenia (Domiziana Giordano), as well as with the apocalyptic ramblings of a self-destructive wanderer named Domenico (Erland Josephson, The Sacrifice). 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.”
- Voyage in Time (1983 behind-the-scenes documentary)
- Audio commentary by film historian Daniel Bird
- Interview with director of photography Giuseppe Lanci
- Re-Release Trailer
- Andrei Tarkovsky - Director
- Oleg Yankovsky - Actor
- Erland Josephson - Actor
- Domiziana Giordano - Actor
"Tarkovsky is for me the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film."
"Perhaps Tarkovsky's most opaque film, Nostalghia is nonetheless one of his most personal."
"Nostalghia is not so much a movie as a place to inhabit for two hours."
Best Director Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection New York Film Festival