Director: Patricio Guzman
Starring: Gabriela Paterito, Cristina Calderon, Gabriela Salazar
Chile/France/Spain, 2015, 1 hour 44 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles
Delighting in the beauty of Patagonia’s volcanoes, mountains and glaciers, this extraordinary film will give you much to ponder. In the same lyrical vein as his wonderful Nostalgia for The Light, Guzman ruminates on astronomy, water, memory, and much else besides. Effortlessly ranging from the cosmic to the microscopic, Guzman explores Chile’s tortured history through many poignant interviews. Particularly moving is an elderly indigenous Patagonian woman, one of the last of a tribe of nomadic boat people whose language will soon disappear. Nobody else really makes films like this that express deeply humanist, spiritual ideas so effortlessly.
“By turns lyrical, impressionistic and profound . . .” L.A. Times
“Curiosity, compassion and righteous disgust meet to powerful effect.” Geoff Andrew, London Film Festival
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Script at Berlin International Film Festival 2015
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