The Past Is Only One Minute Away
"The Nostalgist" is a man named Papa who is having a difficult time coping with the hardships of living in the future. He remembers when etiquette and kindness were the golden rule and creates his own world of peace within a land of turmoil and poverty.
The actor who plays "The Nostalgist" is Lambert Wilson who has also been seen in films such as "The Lazarus Project" and "Timeline". What he brings to this story is an emotional performance of a man clinging to his sanity through his daily interactions with a small boy.
The Future Is Not Always Clear
Imagine living life in a fantasy that only exists behind closed doors. Imagine waking up one day to realize that everything you thought was real was just a mirage from another's imagination.
Now visualize one day being yanked from your bliss of ignorance and thrust into a harsh cold reality of uncertainty. This is where Sam Joslin who plays "The Boy" adds another dimenson to the story through his innocence and ignorance of the reality around him.
The bond that he shares with "The Nostalgist" is one of love and the wanting to be appreciated by all around him.
Unfortunately, life has a way of snatching off his rose-colored glasses and showing him just how ugly the world can be. It is only then when he must look upon himself and find the truth needed to set himself free.
After Watching, "The Nostalgist"
I've got to say that this short film delivered more than expected, all within a span of 15 minutes. "The Nostalgist" was written and directed by Giacomo Cimini who based his short film on a story written by Daniel H. Wilson. I imagine that once this film catches fire, many of Cimini's other works will find their way to the masses.
The biggest take away from this film is that when you really love someone or something, sacrifice is a small price to pay for true happiness.
And if you'd like to watch it, just click the video below...Enjoy!
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