Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 23rd February 3:45 PM - Rheged

Nostalgia for the Light

Director: Patricio Guzman Country: Chile
Cert: TBC Year: 2010 Length: 90 mins
2013 Festival
Book Tickets Nostalgia for the Light

Audience Reaction

Score: 68.63% Attendance: 105


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

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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