I've seen all of Tarkovsky's films bar "The Sacrifice" and I think "Nostalgia" is possibly the best of them all. Deeply spiritual and pregnant with meaning, "Nostalgia" features some breathtaking cinematography and contains many memorable, visually arresting scenes, such as Eugenia's visit to the church, Gorchakov's meeting with Domenico in his dilapidated house, the flooded church ruins, Domenico's rant atop a statue of Marcus Aurelius in Rome ,Gorchakov's walk through St Catherine's Pool with a candle ,and many more. "Nostalgia" is a film about alienation in all it's forms; it highlights the problems of living in an alien culture and homesickness, alienation from other people, alienation from society and ultimately from life itself. The central character ,Gorchakov, goes on a spiritual journey as the film progresses , especially after his meeting with the lunatic mystic, Domenico. Haunted by memories of his family in Russia and facing the frustrated ire of his attractive Italian interpreter ,Eugenia, for not "trying it on" with her, Gorchakov finds consolation in metaphysical reflection ,an exploration of the religious vision of life and ultimately a search for Salvation. "Nostalgia" features many of Tarkovsky's favourite images; running water, horses,dogs, rain, mists and spilt milk and the director, through his characters and cinematography ,seems to be making a pantheistic plea for humanity to re-embrace nature ,which is equated closely with the Divine in this film. Every image and sound is exquisitely sculpted by Tarkovsky in "Nostalgia" and the acting is excellent as well. Like all of Tarkovsky's films, "Nostalgia" is thought provoking and profound and undoubtedly will repay multiple viewings.