Rent Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

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1h 30min
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Synopsis:
Patricio Guzman travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest desert on earth for this hugely-praised documentary. Here, the sky is so translucent that it allows astronomers to see the boundaries of our universe. Yet Chile's Atacama Desert climate also keeps human remains intact: pre-Columbian mummies; explorers and miners; and the remains of disappeared political prisoners from the years of the Pinochet regime. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones, while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations and astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies.
Melding celestial and earthly quests, feature is a gorgeous, deeply moving, and personal odyssey into astronomy, archaeology, geology and human rights.
Actors:
Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner, , Vicky Saaveda, Violeta Berrios, George Preston, Valentina Rodríguez
Directors:
Producers:
Meike Martens, Renate Sachse, Jutta Krug
Writers:
Patricio Guzmán
Aka:
Nostalgia de la luz
Studio:
New Wave Films
Genres:
Documentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/09/2012
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Five Short Films by Patricio Guzman, 80 Mins. Total, with more on Astronomy and Chile
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/10/2012
Run Time:
90 minutes
Bonus:
  • Five Short Films by Patricio Guzman, 80 mins Total, with More on Astronomy and Chile

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Reviews (1) of Nostalgia for the Light

Thought provoking - Nostalgia for the Light review by JD

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01/08/2017

Thought provoking documentary that cleverly juxtaposes the work of astronomers based in the Atacama Desert in Chile alongside the desperately poignant search for traces of their 'disappeared' loved ones by surviving relatives of the Pinochet death squads. The film is a visual delight, shedding light on a dark period in the Chilean nation's history in a way that is both informative and deeply moving.

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