Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia for the Light
  • 2010
  • France / Germany / Chile
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patricio Guzman
  • UK release: 13 July 2012

Patricio Guzman's Chilean docu-drama depicts the lives of astronomers and relatives of political prisoners killed in concentration camps in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Sensitive and with a focus on discovery, this film is a marvellously intelligent work of historical feeling and cosmic enquiry.

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Nostalgia for the Light

17 Jul 20124 stars

Docu-drama focusing on the astrologers and Pinochet refugees occupying the Atacama desert

Still best known for the monumental 70s work The Battle of Chile, Patricio Guzman returns to the subject of his masterpiece. As the earlier film concentrated on the government of Allende and the Pinochet coup, so here Guzman goes to the Atacama desert…

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