BREAKING GLASS PICTURES SETS RELEASE FOR ITALY OSCAR ENTRY AND CANNES COMPETITION DRAMA NOSTALGIA
January 3, 2023 (Philadelphia, PA) – Breaking Glass Pictures proud to announce the North American release of the official Italian Oscar entry and Cannes competition drama NOSTALGIA directed by Mario Martone (Qui rido io, L’amore molesto). The film will open theatrically in Los Angeles on January 20, and on VOD, digital on February 21.
Based on the novel by Ermanno Rea, NOSTALGIA stars Pierfrancesco Favino (The Traitor) as the middle-aged Felice Lasco, who returns to the bustling Naples after having lived in Egypt for 40 years. Once back, he is caught up in memories of a distant life spent in his hometown, as his criminal youth slowly catches up with him. Alongside Favino, the film stars Francesco Di Leva, Tommaso Ragno, Aurora Quattrocchi, and Sofia Essaidi.
NOSTALGIA world premiered at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palm d’Or, and was shortlisted at the European Film Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay. The film also took multiple accolades during the 2022 Nastro d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) Awards including Best Director for Martone and Best Actor for Favino. The film will play the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early January.
The Hollywood Reporter hailed the film, stating NOSTALGIA is a ““surprisingly absorbing film” with “a formidable cast, assured direction and skillful camerawork”, while Guy Lodge at Variety praised Martone’s direction, calling NOSTALGIA his “most rewarding film in years.” Additionally, The Guardian raved, saying “Mario Martone’s beautifully shot and superbly composed film teeters on the edge of something special”, further calling it “a strong, deeply felt, valuable movie.” Screen Daily referred to NOSTALGIA as “a passionate, angry film that is full of atmosphere and great performances,” and Deadline noted “the deep dive into this specific urban milieu is gratifying.”
“I am very happy that Nostalgia will have distribution in the US with Breaking Glass Pictures”, said Martone. “There are American films which were crucial for the development of my career as a director. I am sure this film will meet up with a world to which, in part, it already belongs.”
NOSTALGIA will open in theaters January 20, and will arrive February 21 on VOD/digital platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, Vimeo, and through local cable & satellite providers.