★★★★ "Nostalgia for the Light may just be the most profound movie I have ever seen."—Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Stunningly beautiful. I don’t know how you can put more into a film, or make one that’s more deeply moving."—Stuart Klawans, The Nation
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
The uniquely arid conditions of Chile’s Atacama Desert make it an ideal location for both viewing the night sky through its crystal clear atmosphere and hunting for indigenous artifacts, perfectly preserved inits dry earth. But the astronomers and archeologists are not the only ones at work in the Atacama, which has become a pilgrimage site, of sorts, for the relatives of political prisoners who sift the sands for remains that were dumped in the dessert by the Pinochet regime, which operated a death camp in the region. Through interviews and images, illuminating and haunting, Guzmán builds subtle, surprising links between these seekers in the stars and sands. The result is an emotionally compelling and intellectually dazzlingly meditation on our constantly shifting relationship with the past.
Nostalgia for the Light opens in an exclusive Los Angeles engagement at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre, one week only, April 22-28, 2011. For more information visit: www.landmarktheaters.com.
Producer: Renate Sachse. Screenplay: Patricio Guzmán. Cinematographer: Katell Djian. Editor: Patricio Guzmán, Emmanuelle Joly. Presented in Spanish dialogue with English subtitles. HDcam, Color, 90 min.
Watch the film's trailer below.