Felice Lasco is a man with a hidden past who returns home to Naples after decades away and is forced to face up to his former life.In Mario Martone’s soulful paean to his hometown we witness the world through Felice’s eyes, an intimate perspective on local neighbourhoods, but also the air of menace that simmers through everyday life.
Having left abruptly while still in his teens, Felice’s initial return is bittersweet. The city has changed but there remain places that remind him of his youth. As faces from the past begin to recognise him, his presence becomes more unsettling. A meeting with an old friend, now a leading crime bosses, reminds him why he left all those years ago…
Festival & Awards
Cannes Film Festival, 2022
’With a formidable cast, assured direction and skilful camerawork, Nostalgia proves to be a surprisingly absorbing film, one that could find audiences outside of Italy.’ – Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter
★★★★ “Tremendously shot and terrifically acted, this Neapolitan gangster drama from Mario Martone shatters the rose-tinted spectacles” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
118 mins | Italy, France | 2022 | 15A
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