• Nostalgia for the Light

    2010. France/Germany/Chile. Patricio Guzmán. 90 min.

New York premiere. Introduction and discussion with Guzman

Monday, February 21, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Nostalgia for the Light

    2010. France/Germany/Chile. Directed by Patricio Guzmán. Guzmán's portrait of Earth among the heavens was shot at 10,000 feet above sea level, in South America’s Atacama Desert, where astronomers study the night sky and secrets are buried. The arid climate and salt deposits preserve pre-Columbian mummies alongside relics of the political prisoners of the Pinochet regime who were assassinated and buried there. As astronomers consider the night sky and relatives search for loved ones in the desert sands, this hauntingly beautiful film reveals that life here is both is eternal and finite. International Film Selection. In Spanish; English subtitles. 90 min.