Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 33: Thursday Feb 2

Nostalgia for the Light (Guzman, 2010): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.15pm
The director will be present for a Q&A at this DocHouse presentation.

DocHouse introduction: Meet Patricio Guzm├ín (Battle For Chile, Salvador Allende, The Pinochet Case), one of the legends of documentary filming, following this London premiere screening. This visionary masterpiece for our time is set in Chile's Atacama Desert. There, people search the past to understand the present: while women comb through the sands for remains of loved ones "disappeared" by the Pinochet regime and astronomers peer into the cosmos to solve the riddle of beginning of life.

Time Out review:

'A rather wonderful essay film from the makers of the Battle of Chile, whose diverse concerns - astronomy, geology, archaeology, history, politics - probably shouldn't hang together but, thanks to his deft way with metpahor, do so to emotionally and intellectually resonant effect. An illuminating, fascinating and finally very moving meditation on time and place and the enduring importance of memory, curiosity, courage and conscience.'


Look at this brilliant trailer.

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