You Should Stream: Director Patricio Guzmán Takes You on a Metaphysical Journey In ‘Nostalgia de la Luz’

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Patricio Guzmán is most famous for his overtly political documentaries like The Battle of Chile and The Pinochet Case. Despite taking a more subtle approach with Nostalgia de la luz, this film is just as powerful as his others. In an almost metaphysical experience Guzmán wanders through the vast Atacama Desert in Chile — home to some of the world’s largest telescopes along with the remains of those disappeared during the dictatorship. Only a master filmmaker could take these two seemingly unrelated ideas and weave them together into a stirring portrait of families who are still searching for their missing loved ones and of a country still looking for answers. Critically acclaimed, it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 and won Best Feature at the IDA Documentary Awards.

Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
Language: Spanish (with English subtitles)

Where to Watch It: Netflix Instant, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu