Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)

Unclassified 18+
Patricio Guzmán, 90 mins, France/Chile, 2010, 35mm, English and Spanish with English subtitles. Source: Icarus Films. Courtesy: Pyramide International.

Nostalgia for the Light
Nostalgia for the Light
Patricio Guzmán's film is a subtle, profound and wonderfully measured essay on the underlying philosophy of astronomy, the legacy of Chile's murderous recent history, archaeology, time, memory, the vastness of space and the cold gaze of the cosmos on humanity.

Guzmán's poetic contrast between the almost unimaginable passage of time registered by a radio telescope and an endless archaeological dig to recover the scattered remains of Chile's 'disappeared' in the vast Atacama Desert is a devastating, Markeresque portrait of history.

Dates   Wed 5 Dec 2012, 7pm
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