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Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia de la luz

Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Chile, Spain, 2010
Documentary, Drama


The Atacama desert sky is so clear that scientists can see out into the universe. It is also a place where the heat preserves human remains. As astronomers gather in search of alien life, so do a group of women, digging for their relatives who disappeared under Chile’s dictatorship.

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Nostalgia for the Light Directed by Patricio Guzmán

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2010 | Winner: Prix Chalais (Special Screening)

Toronto International Film Festival

2010 | Winner: Audience Award

2010 | 2nd place: People's Choice Award (Documentary)

Village Voice Film Poll

2011 | 3rd place: Best Documentary Feature Film

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