Imagine a future where virtual reality technology is so advanced, it is able to create any kind of paradise you can dream of - worlds indistinguishable from reality.
Written and directed by Giacomo Cimini based on a short story by Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson, THE NOSTALGIST is a futuristic short film about a man (Lambert Wilson) who has created a sumptuous Victorian-era world straight out of a Jules Verne novel. There, he spends all of his time with his beloved son (Samuel Joslin).
After a hardware failure threatens to unveil his harsh reality, the man goes on a perilous quest to replace the malfunctioning part before his son discovers the devastating truth.
While on the surface THE NOSTALGIST may seem to be yet another speculative tale about the future of virtual reality, at its core it is a poignant and affecting rumination on the extremes we will go to protect the ones we love.
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