a film by Mario Martone
After living for many years in Egypt, Felice Lasco returns to Naples to meet again with the elderly mother he had left suddenly when he was still a boy.
Back in his hometown, he gets lost among the stones of the houses and churches of the Sanità district, steeped in the words of a language that he now perceives as foreign, but which is actually his own.
The man seems taken by a strange fascination, and the memories of a distant life he spent with Oreste – his childhood best friend – with whom he shares a secret – come back within him.
When it becomes evident that Naples represents a lost life for him, and that he should go back to where he came from as quickly as possible, he is pinned down by the invincible force of nostalgia.
Official Selection- 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Italy’s Selection for the 2022 Oscars.
Martone crafts a passionate, angry film that is full of atmosphere and great performances
Evocative and absorbing…the prolific Italian auteur’s most rewarding film in years
“Beautifully shot and superbly composed… A strong, deeply felt, valuable movie.”
“With a formidable cast, assured direction and skillful camerawork, Nostalgia proves to be a surprisingly absorbing film”
-–The Hollywood Reporter
” A compelling, slow burn of a story that masterfully winds its way to a resolution that’s as avoidable as it is inevitable” –The Los Angeles Times