I am an ardent fan of this great visionary of Cinema and it's tough act for me to choose a favorite. Nostalghia. I see the film again and again and discover new perspectives. Tarkovsky's personal struggle between love of his country and creative freedom culminated in the filming of Nostalghia. Tarkovsky keeps the emphasis on nostalgia and not on sentiment or melancholia.. Tarkovsky attempts to reconcile his own feelings of emotional abandonment, loss of cultural identity, alienation, and artistic need.
Anyway, there is a strong taste of longing for present, as well as the future and even about the past throughout the film.
The music consists exclusively from legendary composers with some experimental touches here and there.