Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light)
“One by one, the secrets of the sky began to fall upon us like translucent rain.” A remarkable documentary from Chile which juxtaposes three different threads of the country’s history - pre-Columbian shepherds, the struggle of people exposing the brutality of the Pinochet regime, and astronomy in the Atacama desert. Each of the stories has a haunting tone and each presented with the kind of...
La vida de los peces (The Life of Fish)
Out of Chile comes the best relationship film I’ve seen in a very long time. A man returns home to the friends of his youth after ten years of living overseas as a travel writer. Over the course of a single night the emotions of the past are brought to the surface with painful realism. The acting is superb and convincing, but the writing is where this film shines - it’s sublime and...