Nostalgia de la luz
Nostalgia for the Light

Patricio Guzmán

Chile/France/Spain/Germany, Documentary, 2010
90 min, HDCam, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

 

Co-sponsored by Austin Film Society


Astronomers from all over the world gather in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile to observe the stars. Here, the transparency of the sky means that you can see to the very limits of the universe. Below the desert, the dryness of the ground keeps human remains intact forever: pre-Colombian mummies, explorers, miners, and the remains of disappeared political prisoners from Pinochet's dictatorship. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and astronomers examine the old and distant galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, Nostalgia de la luz is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey. Named Best Documentary at the 2010 European Film Academy Awards.

 

Austin Premiere

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Patricio_Guzman_webPatricio Guzmán, born in 1941 in Santiago, Chile, and current chair and founder of the International Documentary Film Festival in Santiago (FICDOCS), is known for his political and historical documentaries, including Salvador Allende, The Pinochet Case and The Battle of Chile, winner of numerous international awards.

 

Producer: Renate Sachse
Production Companies: Rosa Filmes, Ad Vitam Production
Screenwriter: Patricio Guzmán
Cinematographer: Katell Djian
Editor: Emmanuelle Joly, Patricio Guzmán
Sound Design: Freddy González, Jean-Jacques Quinet, Damien Defoys
Music: Luis Rossi, Hernán Muñoz, Natalia Cantillano, Julio Zapata, Celso López, Marco Álvarez, María Eugenia Villegas, José Miguel Tobar, José Miguel Miranda, Randall Ledermann
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Nostalgia de la luz

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