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Tue, 24 Jan



Nostalgia (opening night)

When Felice (the superb Pierfrancesco Favino) returns Naples after many years away, he is reminded of his criminal past at every turn. Despite local priest Don Luigi’s (Francesco Di Leva) advice to leave his past behind, he seeks out his childhood friend who is now a mobster.

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Nostalgia (opening night)
Nostalgia (opening night)

Time & Location

24 Jan 2023, 7:00 pm

Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

Film Trailer HERE

The excellent Pierfrancesco Favino (The Traitor ) stars in a suspenseful drama Nostalgia, a bittersweet exploration of the complexity of homecoming.

After forty years spent in the Middle East and Africa, businessman Felice Lasco (Favino) returns to his hometown of Rione Sanità in Naples. Visiting his ageing mother, Teresa (Aurora Quattrocchi), he is upset to discover she has moved from his childhood home to a poorly maintained ground floor apartment. While he has forgotten how to speak the Neapolitan dialect, he feels that despite the years which have passed, everything is the same.

Wandering his old neighbourhood’s streets, he is caught up in memories of his past and criminal youth. Despite local priest Don Luigi’s (Francesco Di Leva) advice to leave his past behind, he seeks out childhood friend Oreste (Tommaso Ragno), now a feared local mobster.

Directed and co-written by Mario Martone, this atmospheric adaptation of Ermanno Rea’s 2016 novel is an absorbing tale of regrets and a nostalgic love-letter to Naples.

Official Selection

Cannes Film Festival 2022 (In Competition)


Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2022


Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2022


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