A clip from Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgie de la lumière) which screened at the 2010 Festival de Cannes.

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 a group of women are digging through the desert soil in search of their disappeared relatives…

Duration
2 min 21 sec

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10,440

Posted On
May 17, 2010
Director
Patricio Guzmán

Writer
Patricio Guzmán

Studio
Icarus Films

Release
March 18, 2011
Cast
Patricio Guzmán
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