Nostalgia for the Light
aka Nostalgia de la luz
First screened in July 2011 / Most recently screened in December 2018
Director: Patricio Guzmán. Documentary about astronomy, archaeology, calumny, and efforts at political recovery in Chile. With Gaspar Calas, Lautaro Nûñez, Vicky Saaveda, Violeta Berrios, Victor González, Valentina Rodriguez. Screenplay: Patricio Guzmán.

Twitter Capsule: (2011) Even when forcing analogies a bit, a humbling blend of awe, empiricism, history, reverie, and mourning.

Second Capsule: (2018) Evolves stealthily and with heartbreaking force from a human-interest chronicle to an epic poem of grief.

VOR:   Some visual textures and story strategies struck me as blunt on first encounter. Now I feel the elegance as well, and the world's need for this document.

Photo © 2010 Atacama Productions/Blinker Filmproduktion/
Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Cronomedia/Icarus Films, © 2011 Icarus Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

European Film Awards: Best Documentary Feature

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