Italy, 2022 / 118 Mins

Director: Mario Martone

Starring: Pierfrancesco Favino, Francesco Di Leva, Tommaso Ragno

Rione Sanità, Naples. Present day. 50-something businessman Felice Lasco returns from the Middle East to visit his aging mother. Wandering the streets, Felice rediscovers the city, its codes and rituals, and memories that still haunt him. Despite local priest Don Luigi’s advice to leave his past behind, he seeks out his boyhood friend Oreste, 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.