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Nostalgia de la luz (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 March 2011 (USA)
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A documentary about two different searches conducted in the Chilean Atacama Desert: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and one by women looking for the remains of loved ones killed by Pinochet's regime.

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Patricio Guzmán
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Cast overview:
Gaspar Galaz Gaspar Galaz ... Himself - Astronomer
Lautaro Núñez Lautaro Núñez ... Himself - Archeologist
Luís Henríquez Luís Henríquez ... Himself
Miguel Lawner Miguel Lawner ... Himself - Architect
Victor González Victor González ... Himself - Engineer
Vicky Saaveda Vicky Saaveda ... Herself
Violeta Berrios Violeta Berrios ... Herself
George Preston George Preston ... Himself - Astronomer
Valentina Rodríguez Valentina Rodríguez ... Herself
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In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime. Written by Anonymous

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France | Germany | Chile | Spain

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Spanish | English

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17 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nostalgia da Luz See more »

Filming Locations:

Atacama Desert, Chile See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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[in Spanish, using English subtitles]
Gaspar Galaz - 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 ...
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Edited into P.O.V.: Nostalgia for the Light (2012) See more »

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A beautiful film
17 January 2012 | by nagham-oSee all my reviews

"Nostalgia for the light" takes us on a journey through Chile's Atacama's desert. Throughout this documentary, Patricio Guzman becomes a key interlocutor weaving images, interviews and poetics. This story of a nation's history, pain, joy, discovery and the unknown pulls us into a well of thought.

A group of women search for their beloved ones killed during Pinochia's Military dictatorship. Astronomers discover the early beginnings of life. Archaeologists narrate the history of lost civilizations. They revisit the desert each time in search for answers to the same questions.

We shift through two realms through the ethereal sounds and sights that form throughout the film. The past, present and future constitute our lives. Amnesia is a nation's curse up until front- liners revive history.


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