‘Nostalgia for the Light’ Stuns with the Beauty and the Awful

Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light (2010) opens not with people, but with artistic cinematography and contrapuntal sound of heavy equipment shifting, turning, rotating. There is no narration, no scored music — just the rhythms of the telescope moving. Only as the shots shift to objects within a house does Guzmán’s voiceover begin. Nostalgia for… Read More ‘Nostalgia for the Light’ Stuns with the Beauty and the Awful