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Nostalgia

Dir: Mario Martone
Cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Francesco Di Leva, Tommaso Ragno
117mins   2022   Italy | France   12A   Italian    Subtitled   

Rione Sanità, Naples. Present day. 50-something businessman Felice Lasco returns from the Middle East to visit his ageing mother. Wandering the streets, Felice rediscovers the city, it’s 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.

'A siren song to the past that confronts us with a violent, unromantic present, paved under with the same old, blood-washed cobblestones' - Guy Lodge, Variety