Nostalgia for the Light

Opened Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Intro by scholar Elizabeth Ramírez Soto at the 6:30 p.m. screening on September 13.

Guzmán’s (The Battle of Chile) film is a meditation on memory, history and eternity. Chile’s remote Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, provides stunningly clear views of the heavens. But it also holds secrets from the past—preserved corpses, from pre-Columbian mummies to recent explorers, miners and disappeared political prisoners. In this otherworldly place, earthly and celestial quests meld: archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their dead and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.

Screening as part of the series Patricio Guzmán, Dreaming of Utopia: 50 Years of Revolutionary Hope and Memory

  • Country Chile, France, Germany
  • Language Spanish with English Subtitles
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Icarus Films
  • Director Patricio Guzmán
  • Cast Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and as well as through general internet searches.