Nostalgia for the Light

Saturday 23rd February 3:45 PM - Rheged
Nostalgia for the Light
Director:Patricio Guzman
Cert:TBC Year: 2010 Length:90mins
Extending from deep underground to the depths of outer-space, this is a visual treat. The Atacama Desert in Chile is one of the driest places in the world. Astronomers flock to the Atacama to gaze into the universe and search for evidence and artefacts from the beginning of time. Elsewhere, other "archaeologists" search among the pebbles and dust. They are looking for bones. Or at least fragments of bones. Thousands of Chileans were abducted and killed, their bodies disposed of in the Atacama. Forty years later their relatives still search the desert for any sign of bone fragment.

Thanks to Verve Pictures.


“This is one of the films of the year.”

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“This is a film to be seen, re-seen and pondered”

Philip French






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