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17 March 2011 (USA) See more »
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In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
9 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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(8 articles)
2011 Nevada City Film Festival: Official Lineup
 (From Underground Film Journal. 17 August 2011, 2:49 PM, PDT)

A Look at Cine Las Americas So Far
 (From Slackerwood. 25 April 2011, 8:00 AM, PDT)

Polanski Triumphs at European Film Awards
 (From The Moving Arts Journal. 6 December 2010, 12:06 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Gaspar Galaz ... Himself - Astronomer
Lautaro Núñez ... Himself - Archeologist
Luís Henríquez ... Himself
Miguel Lawner ... Himself - Architect
Victor González ... Himself - Engineer
Vicky Saaveda ... Herself
Violeta Berrios ... Herself
George Preston ... Himself - Astronomer
Valentina Rodríguez ... Herself

Directed by
Patricio Guzmán 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Patricio Guzmán 

Produced by
Antonino Ballestrazzi .... development producer
Jutta Krug .... producer: WDR
Meike Martens .... co-producer
Meike Martens .... producer
Fernando Osorio .... line producer
Verónica Rosselot .... executive producer
Renate Sachse .... producer
Cristóbal Vicente .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Miguel Miranda 
José Miguel Tobar 
 
Cinematography by
Katell Djian 
 
Film Editing by
Patricio Guzmán 
Emmanuelle Joly 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicolas Lasnibat .... first assistant director
Cristóbal Vicente .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fredy González .... sound (as Freddy González)
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: dolby
Jean-Jacques Quinet .... sound editor
Jean-Jacques Quinet .... sound mixer
Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cristóbal Vicente .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Ewa Lenkiewicz .... supervising editor
Eric Salleron .... color timer
 

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Also Known As:
"Nostalgia de la luz" - France (original title)
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France:90 min | USA:90 min
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[first lines]
[in Spanish, using English subtitles]
Himself - Astronomer:[voiceover] The old German telescope, that I've seen once again after so many years, is still working in Santiago Chile. I owe my passion for astronomy to it. These objects, which could have come from my childhood home, remind me of that far off moment when one thinks one has left childhood behind. At that time, Chile was a haven of peace isolated from the world. Santiago slept in the foothills of the Cordillera, detached from the rest of the world.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful movie recommended by myETVmedia, 7 October 2010
Author: etvltd from Canada

This beautiful film will capture you emotionally, visually and intellectually. Patricio Guzmán's examination of light—its relationship to the past and what it illuminates of the future—is stunningly beautiful, insightful and very well shot. A scientist states early on in the film that there is no present only the past and future as the words he is forming with his mouth have already happened by the microsecond it takes for his voice to travel from his mouth to his subject's ears. It is this sort of abstract thought that permeates the films dialogue creating the mood.

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