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Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la Luz): dir Patricio Guzman (2011)
12 October @ 8.00 am - 5.00 pmAED 52.50
A moving and deeply personal odyssey by documentary maker Patricio Guzmán. He travelled 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where astronomers gather because the sky is so translucent. The Atacama is also a place where the harsh heat keeps human remains intact – pre-Columbian mummies, 19th century explorers and miners, and political prisoners ‘disappeared’ by the Chilean army after the coup of 1973. Nostalgia for the Light melds the celestial quest of the astronomers with the earthly one of the women searching for their loved ones.
In Spanish with English subtitles; screens again on 14 and 16 October. Shows in the Alternativo Latino season, a one-week celebration of Latin American cinema running 11-17 October at Cinema Akil.