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The desert sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. It is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of the mummies, explorers and miners. But also the remains of the dictatorship’s political prisoners.Whilst the astronomers examine the most distant galaxies in search of probable extraterrestrial life, at the foot of the observatories a group of women are digging through the desert soil in search of their disappeared relatives… Master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán contemplates the paradox of their quests.
Patricio Guzmán was born in Santiago, Chile and attended film school in Madrid. He currently lives in France and teaches documentary film in Europe and Latin America. His numerous award-winning documentaries include ‘The Battle of Chile I, II, III’ (73-79), ‘In the Name of God’ (1987), ‘Chile, Obstinate Memory’ (1997), ‘The Pinochet Case’ (2001), ‘Salvador Allende’ (2004), and ‘Nostalgia for the Light’ (2010).
Nostalgia de la Luz
France, Germany, Chile
2010, 90', color, video
Patricio Guzmán, Emmanuelle Joly
Miranda & Tobar
Festivals & Awards:
European Film Academy Documentary - Prix Arte
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