YIDFF 2011
International Competition
  • Apuda
  • Armadillo
  • The Collaborator and His Family
  • Day Is Done
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • The Embrace of the River
  • Images of a Lost City
  • Kantoku Shikkaku
  • Nénette
  • Nomad’s Home
  • Nostalgia for the Light
  • Position among the Stars
  • Vapor Trail (Clark)
  • What Is to Be Done?
  • The Woman with the 5 Elephants
  • Nostalgia for the Light

    FRANCE, GERMANY, CHILE / 2010 / Spanish / Color, B&W / 35mm / 90 min
    Patricio Guzmán
    www.patricioguzman.com | www.icarusfilms.com/new2011/ . . .


    Chile’s Atacama Desert, 3,000 meters altitude, attracts astronomers from around the world. Director Patricio Guzman talks of his interest in astronomy from an early age while introducing the astronomical mecca of Atacama, and also reveals that it was a theater of oppression by Pinochet’s military junta. Time is regarded as eternal in astronomy, but for the families of the junta’s victims who continue to search for the remains of their loved ones, it has come to a standstill. Guzman, who has continued to depict Chilean history in his films, impresses with his striking resignation-filled narrative and overwhelming visuals.

    Oct. 7 A6 | Oct. 10 A6