Screening of Tarkovsky’s Nostalgia + Q&A
Cine Lumiere, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT London
Wednesday 26 September 2012, 18:15
A deeply personal film, Nostalghia was the first feature film that Tarkovsky made outside the USSR. Written with Antonioni's long term scriptwriter Tonino Guerra, the film follows the Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov (Yankovsky) and his research into the life of a fictional 18th-century Russian composer who lived in Italy and committed suicide on his return to Russia. While profoundly moved by the wonders of Italy, Andrei is desperate to return to Russia. Suffused with exquisite cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci and music by Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi and Debussy, Nostalghia has been called the most poetic and beautiful of all Tarkovsky's works. The film won the best director prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.
Followed by a Q&A with Henrietta Foster in conversation with Layla Alexander Garrett, Author and close colleague of Andrei Tarkovski.
This special screening celebrates the 80th anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky's birth and coincides with an exhibition on his work as a photographer at Art Most Gallery.