Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)
A poignant plea for remembrance, Nostalgia for the Light takes place in one of the driest places on earth - the Atacama Desert in Chile. Its translucent skies make it an ideal place for astronomers, while widows of the 'disappeared' comb the desert searching for remains of loved ones taken during the brutal Pinochet regime. The dryness of the air means that human remains can be found virtually intact.
Patricio Guzmán's stunning documentary makes great use of the awe inspiring beauty of the skies above this barren earth, delivering remarkable footage of the swirling milky way that illuminates the horrible history lying beneath the desert.
The astronomer's celestial quest to reach beyond the stars is movingly melded with these women's earthly odyssey for truth and reconciliation.