2010

France - Germany - Chile

90min - 35 mm - 1.85 - Color - Documentary

Original language :Spanish

 

Credits

Director: Patrizio Guzman

Producer : Renate Sachse
Production Company : ATACAMA PRODUCTIONS
Co-producer : Meike Martens, Cristóbal Vicente
Co-production Company : BLINKER FILMPRODUKTION / WDR / CRONOMEDIA

Screenplay : Patricio Guzman
Director of photography : Katell Djian
Sound : Freddy Gonzales
Music : Miranda & Tobar
Editing : Patricio Guzmán & Emmanuelle Joly

Festivals & Awards

2010 :
Cannes - Official Selection
Special Screening - François Chalais Prize

European Film Academy Documentary - Arte Prize
Belgium Ciné Découvertes Prize Audience Award
Munich IFF
Moscow IFF
Jerusalem IFF
Era New Horizons IFF
Wellington & Auckland IFF
Melbourne IFF
Toronto - Masters - 2nd Audience Award (Documentary)
San Sebastian IFF
Film From South Oslo
DocLisboa Jilhava
Int'l Documentary Film Festival
Leipzig IFF Festival
Nouveau Cinema Dei Popoli
Abu Dhabi IFF - Best Documentary
Doc/Fest Sheffield Special Jury Mention
Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine Prix du Public du meilleur film documentaire
Lens Politica
Bratislava IFF
International Human Rights Film Festival in Vienna
European Film Awards Best Documentary
Ronda IFF Special Jury Mention
E-DOX Fiesta in Vilnius

2011 :
Tromso IFF
Glascow IFF
Dublin IFF
Adelaide IFF
Guadalajara IFF Best Documentary
Santa Barbara IFF Best Documentary
Zagrebdox
Ljubljana Doc Film Planet
Doc in Poland
International Documentary Film Festival of Nicosia
One World Doc Fest in Romania
Hong Kong IFF
Istanbul IFF
BAFICI
Beldodcs Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de San Sebastian/Donostia
Amnesty International Prize
Latin American Film Festival Utrecht
Spanish FF in Sydney and Melbourne
Cinema South Israel
DocAviv Israel
Innsbruck IFF
Lilla Filmfestivalen
i Båstad DokuFest in Kosovo
ALTAZOR - Chile Best Documentary Director
Festival international de cinéma et d'art de Percé Golden Boll
Film in Adana, Turkey
Taiwan Latino Film festival
Human Rights Film Festival in Albania
Human Rights Fast Forward Film Festival
Podgorica Human Rights Pravo
Ljudski Film Festival in Sarajevo
festival America molo man Saint-Laurent
Rio IFF
Prix d'audace de PARISCIENCE
Yamagata IFF Mayor Prize
Mostra Cinéma et Science La Coruña, Espagne
First Prize IDA Documentary Awards Best Feature
Cinema Tropical Awards Best documentary Best Documentary
Toronto Critic Awards

2012 :

European Film Award - Best Documentary
Próximo Futuro Festival in Lisbon
Thessaloniki Doc Fest
Panama IFF
MakeDox, Skopje
Costa Rica IFF
Latinamerika i Fokus Malmö

Nostalgia For The Light

NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ

a film by :Patricio Guzman

In Chile, at three thousand metres altitude, astronomers from all over the world gather together in the Atacama desert to observe the stars. The desert sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. It is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of the mummies, explorers and miners. But also the remains of the dictatorship’s political prisoners. Whilst the astronomers examine the most distant galaxies in search of probable extraterrestrial life, at the foot of the observatories, women are digging through the desert soil in search of their disappeared relatives…

French Synopsis :

Au Chili, à trois mille mètres d’altitude, les astronomes venus du monde entier se rassemblent dans le désert d’Atacama pour observer les étoiles. Car la transparence du ciel est telle qu’elle permet de regarder jusqu’aux confins de l’univers. C’est aussi un lieu où la sécheresse du sol conserve intacts les restes humains : ceux des momies, des explorateurs et des mineurs. Mais aussi, les ossements des prisonniers politiques de la dictature. Tandis que les astronomes scrutent les galaxies les plus éloignées en quête d’une probable vie extraterrestre, au pied des observatoires, des femmes remuent les pierres, à la recherche de leurs parents disparus…

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