Nostalgia for the Light
aka Nostalgia de la luz First screened in July 2011 / Most recently screened in December 2018
Director: Patricio Guzmán. Documentary about astronomy, archaeology, calumny, and efforts at political recovery in Chile. With Gaspar Calas, Lautaro Nûñez, Vicky Saaveda, Violeta Berrios, Victor González, Valentina Rodriguez. Screenplay: Patricio Guzmán. Twitter Capsule:(2011)
Even when forcing analogies a bit, a humbling blend of awe, empiricism, history, reverie, and mourning.
Evolves stealthily and with heartbreaking force from a human-interest chronicle to an epic poem of grief.
Some visual textures and story strategies struck me as blunt on first encounter. Now I feel the elegance as well, and the world's need for this document.