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Part of TIMELESS ECHOES: A TARKOVSKY RETROSPECTIVE (Limited quantity of 3-film passes available at the box office)

NOSTALGHIA is Andrei Tarkovsky’s brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. It was the first of his features to be made outside of Russia, the home to which he would never return.

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), 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.

2h 5m
Andrei Tarkovsky
Italian and Russian with English subtitles
First Showing
February 24, 2024


Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:35 PM
Location Big Roxie
Sunday, March 3, 2024 8:40 PM
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Monday, March 4, 2024 8:15 PM
Location Little Roxie
Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Little Roxie

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