Nostalgia for the Light
- FRANCE, GERMANY, CHILE / 2010 / Spanish / Color, B&W / 35mm / 90 min
Director: Patricio Guzmán
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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.