La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica (2014) – By Brian Morton

If you’re a constant reader here at Rogue Cinema (and you really should be!), then you know that I’ve seen most of Alfred Eaker’s movies, but I’ve not understood most of them.  That’s not to say that they’re not good, it’s just that Alfred works on a higher plane than I do…and being smarter than me isn’t a hard thing to do!  Well, Mr. Eaker’s latest, La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica (which translates to Nostalgia for a Far Away Utopia), doesn’t bring the intelligence level down much!

This film is about the relationship between Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin, about their relationship with God and about how they each use their spiritual life in their art.  It gets a bit ‘symbolic’…meaning that there was a lot going on, but I’m not sure I was understanding all of it.  Now, all that being said, this is just a beautiful as all of Eaker’s works, you might not understand all of the symbolism that’s going on, but it all looks amazing, Eaker’s use of background color and art makes for very cool visuals!

I’m giving La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica 3 out of 4 cigars, it’s an interesting movie, but I imagine if you knew more about art or these two artists particularly, it would be even better…so, if you’r smarter than me (which isn’t say too much), then you might like this more than I did…and I still enjoyed watching it!  Find out more by heading over to: https://www.facebook.com/alfred.eaker