NOSTOS: THE RETURN (Franco Piavoli, 1989)

Call him Nostos. The name of the ancient Greek who attempts to make his way home after many, many years at war in Franco Piavoli’s astonishing Nostos: Il Ritomo means homecoming. Call him Odysseus if you like, or Ulysses.      Nostos’s single-minded aspiration to get home accounts for the film’s unity; its continuity, though, is in […]