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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. Sep 27, 2013
    The poetry of this majestic movie is not that hard to conceive when you are in a place where the magic (Represented by the constant sparkles) works together with a beautiful view of our universe.
  2. Jun 18, 2012
    The film is truly a stunning work of art. It's a visual philosophical poetry film focuses on the issue of life and the past. While the astronomers are still sifting through the universe, earthlings like women in Chile kept looking for bodies of their beloved ones that has been chopped and buried in the Atacama desert - even so, they share one similar concept - the searching for the past. The mission seems impossible but it's Hope and Memories that kept it alive even how evil the mission could be, human will try to get what they want whether it means to step on other people bodies or not.Yet it is because of Hope and Memories that create our present conciousness and allow us to decide the path we live in. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A Documentary that shows constructs a very effective combination, Patricio Guzmà Expand

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Jun 9, 2011
    What starts out as a beautifully depopulated filmic exercise - it's 14 minutes into the movie before Guzman introduces any people - becomes toward the end a nearly unbearable examination of good and bad in the human heart.
  2. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    May 12, 2011
    Nostalgia for the Light is a strange and stunning work of art: a poem disguised as a movie about astronomers in the Atacama desert of Chile.
  3. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Apr 21, 2011
    A film of rare visual poetry that's simultaneously personal, political and philosophical, it's a genuine art film that's also unpretentious and easygoing.