Expat Cinema: Nostalgia

Expat Cinema: Nostalgia

Mario Martone - Italy - 2022 - 118 minuten - taal: Italian - ondertiteling: English
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Focus Expat Cinema: every Wednesday evening foreign language films with English subtitles.

'Bittersweet crime yarn also homecoming love-letter to Naples.'

The Guardian

Featuring the excellent Pierfrancesco Favino (The Traitor, The Hummingbird), acclaimed writer/director Mario Martone’s absorbing and suspenseful new drama follows a man with a troubled past who returns to his native Neapolitan neighbourhood after 40 years of absence.

Rione Sanità, Naples. Present day. 50-something businessman Felice Lasco (Favino) returns from the Middle East to visit his ageing mother (Aurora Quattrocchi). Wandering the streets, Felice rediscovers the city, it’s codes and rituals, and memories that still haunt him. Despite local priest Don Luigi’s (Francesco Di Leva) advice to leave his past behind, he seeks out his boyhood friend Oreste (Tommaso Ragno, ‘Happy as Lazzaro’), now a feared local mobster…

Beautifully shot and superbly realised, Nostalgia gradually and subtly reveals itself as the parable of a man and a city teetering between redemption and damnation. Vibrantly capturing the pulsing heart of southern Italy’s biggest city, it’s a deeply felt exploration of the complexity of homecoming.