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May. 01, 1983126 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia’s traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient town, he meets Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his family to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some truth in Domenico’s act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet’s nostalgia, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined.
Plot: A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.
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Really, as beautiful as a film can be. As beautiful as art gets.
Words cannot describe Nostalghia, or, indeed, any Tarkovsky film. He is an artist who is completely unique – I can’t think of any other auteur like him. I can’t even think of any film that I’ve seen which tries to copy his style. It is inimitable. No one else is as patient. Tarkovsky’s pans and zooms can take minutes. The penultimate sequence, where a man has to carry a candle for a certain distance without it going out, should be horribly boring. Any other director would have used a lot of cutting to produce suspense. Yet, with Tarkovsky’s brilliant direction, without a single cut for nearly an entire reel, it becomes one of the most suspenseful and, yes, one of the very best scenes ever captured on film.

In fact, the direction’s almost too good. This isn’t minimalist like some of his previous films such as Solaris and Stalker. It is more like Andrei Rublev: not a second goes by that is not stuffed to the brim, almost flowing over, with brilliant and poetic images. In a way, although in a good way, this distracts the viewer. I was so bowled over by the images of Nostalghia that I had to watch it twice to understand it (it was nearly as difficult the second time around not to be bowled over!). And I totally appreciate that. I was more than happy to explore this film more deeply on a second journey. Thank you Mr. Tarkovsky for making the films that you did. When you sought to fulfill your audiences’ lives with your art, you came closer to succeeding than any artist could have. Of course, you couldn’t have made life perfect, nor would you have wanted to. For, as you said, if life were perfect, art would be pointless. May my life always be imperfect.

Review By: zetes Rating: 10 Date: 2001-09-07
Miracles in an Empty Pool
This is probably Andrei Tarkovsky’s most autobiographical film, which is saying something because Mirror is about his own childhood. Mirror was really about the environment that led to the creation of Tarkovsky himself, in a way, but Nostalghia seems to be much more about Tarkovsky in the moment. His main character (also named Andrei) is a Russian national in Italy on a project, yearning for home, and the making of this film was when Tarkovsky decided to enter exile away from his motherland, the catalyst being Mosfilm pulling funding for the film right before production while he was in Italy after years and years of dealing with the Soviet bureaucracy. All of Tarkovsky’s films were personal to him, but this one just has that extra something there.

Considered a minor work in a filmography of seven movies, Nostalghia tells the story of Andrei Gorchakov (Oleg Yankovsky) who is in Italy researching for a book about the Russian composer Pavel Sosnovsky with his attractive and young Italian translator Eugenia (Domiziana Giordano). They head to Bologna where Sosnovsky stayed for a time. They go to a remote church where a procession of women carry a statue of the Virgin in a ritual designed to pray to her for fertility, something Andrei made them go out of their way to see but doesn’t even bother to go in to witness.

Outside their hotel are some famous baths, mainly a large outdoor pool that a handful of people float in for restoration. Along this pool often walks the local crazy, Domenico (Erland Josephson). He locked his family up in his house for seven years, preparing for the Apocalypse which, of course, never came. His family fled after being rescued, and Domenico has quietly led a small life in Bologna ever since. This personality fascinates Andrei, and he wants to get to know him better despite Domenico having nothing to do with his research.

There’s an interesting moment before Andrei actually meets Domenico when he asks Eugenia the meaning of the Italian word “fede”. It means “faith”, but the way it’s asked and answered implies Andrei’s mental state rather perfectly. He has no faith behind the physical to the point where he doesn’t even know what it is. Of course, he literally does know what it is (Eugenia just offers up the Russian word instead of a definition), but the implication is strong.

Andrei meets Domenico at Domenico’s home, a remote building that’s falling apart with open sections in the roof that allow rain to fall down generously (a repeated image of The Room from Stalker), and Domenico reveals the depth of his faith that the world is in the process of ending. He also reveals that, in order to avert the Apocalypse, he must traverse the baths with a lighted candle, but he is constantly removed from the baths every time he tries. This is crazy talk on a literal level, but that’s kind of the point. It doesn’t take great faith to believe in something easy to digest. It takes great faith to believe in something outlandish.

The center of Tarkovsky’s films are always very small, the trials and tribulations of an individual against a larger context (Russian history in Andrei Rublev and Mirror, a thinking planet in Solaris, a room that grants innermost desires in Stalker, the Second World War in Ivan’s Childhood). How much can one person affect the larger context? How can one maintain faith in the face of so much allayed against them? From a man who lived his life in the Soviet Union, it’s an understandable point of view.

The main focus of the film ties into the film’s title. Nostalgia is rampant in the film as everyone yearns for a different time. Domenico rails against the modern world, the source of his Apocalyptic concerns. These words mean something to Andrei, who also yearns for his wife and children back home while feeling lost in the modern world at the same time. Even Eugenia thinks back to her time in Moscow and the other men she met there who might have made her happier than Andrei (she’s frustrated that he won’t sleep with her). How can everyone go back to the happier times of their memories?

These ideas, faith in a time of crisis and yearning for a happier time in the past, coalesce in Andrei. Lost in Italy with little belief, he latches onto Domenico slightly. When he returns to Rome to wait for his flight back to Moscow, he discovers that Domenico has gone to Rome as well, standing atop the statue in the Piazza Vittorio Emmanuelle II and delivering long speeches (like Castro, Eugenia describes) about the evils of the modern world. It’s obvious, though, that Domenico is being manipulated, and when he self-immolates the man who handed him the gas can mocks his pain.

Faith must manifest in some way for the soul to find any kind of hope, it seems. Without faith, all that there remains is the material, and Andrei can’t seem to accept that, so he takes the candle Domenico gave him, goes back to Bologna, and walks across the now empty pool. This scene, all shot in one take as Andrei tries three times before successfully making it across, is the kind of thing that Tarkovsky understood. Hitchcock proved that editing is key to tension in film, but Tarkovsky found a way to pull it off without editing. The single shot is the kind of moment where the audience ends up holding its breath as we see wind knock the tiny flame back and forth as Andrei tries to shield it with his hand, arm, and even his coat.

Tarkovsky’s later films really rely on their endings to wrap everything up. Drawing from the Aristotelian ideal of classical unity, in particular its concept of unity of action, everything in the films was designed to come down to a single idea. Every action, character, and location was meant to further the idea at the core, and endings can end up very important to that concept as they wrap up the action and provide the resolution to everything that had come before it. So it’s interesting to watch the film with this in mind, certain that it will all come together, and it does. Andrei’s walk across the pool is open to some level of interpretation (Andrei succumbing to madness, finding faith, or perhaps just simply desperate for some meaning in the world), but it gives meaning to the preceding two hours. That effort on his part gives explanation to his early meanderings, solace and completion of Domenico’s own madness and faith, while also helping him come to terms with the absence of his own family.

Tarkovsky movies aren’t exactly what one would call fun, but they are engrossing if you let them. Nostalghia reminds me a bit of Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, a seemingly smaller film coming after something so much larger (Stalker for Tarkovsky and The Tree of Life for Malick), a supposed letdown of sorts from the previous work. However, I think both are really underappreciated considering their actual artistic merits. Nostlaghia represents a further refinement of Tarkovsky’s style after the chaos of the previous production, completely freed from the constraints of the Soviet bureaucracy, and still yearning for meaning.

Review By: davidmvining Rating: 10 Date: 2021-10-15

Other Information:

Original Title Nostalghia
Release Date 1983-05-01
Release Year 1983

Original Language ru
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama
Director Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer Andrei Tarkovsky, Tonino Guerra
Actors Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano
Country Italy, Soviet Union
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy (color)
Film Length 3,444 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP), 35 mm

Nostalgia 1983 123movies
Nostalgia 1983 123movies
Nostalgia 1983 123movies
Nostalgia 1983 123movies
Nostalgia 1983 123movies
Original title Nostalghia
TMDb Rating 7.9 346 votes

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