DIY Space for London are pleased to be showing Patricio Guzmán’s NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (2010) on the 25th of August.
Patricio Guzmán juxtaposes the celestial and earthly pursuits of Chile in this powerful documentary. In the Atacama Desert, astronomers gather to observe the stars. It is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact, including those of political prisoners “disappeared” by the Chilean army after the military coup of September 11, 1973. While astronomers examine the most distant galaxies, surviving relatives search for the remains of their loved ones in order to reclaim their families’ histories.
“Guzmán has always been a credible thinker, but the sense of the filmmaker as philosopher is most clearly expressed in this film. Humanity must be content, he suggests, with what it learns with given energies and at a particular historical moment.”
Senses of Cinema
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