90 minutes

Filmmaker Patricio Guzmán travels to the Atacama desert, in Chile, to trace the connections between its role both as a centre for international astronomy and a symbol of the ruthless repression of Pinochet's regime. Not so much a documentary as a quietly thought-provoking, filmic essay on history and memory. Occasionally poetic, always very beautiful to look at and extraordinarily accessible.

Directed by Patricio Guzmán; produced by Renate Sachse; written by Mr. Guzmán, with the collaboration of Sonia Moyersoen; music by José Miguel Miranda and José Miguel Tobar; director of photography (Eclair), Katell Djian; film editors, Mr. Guzmán and Emmanuelle Joly.
An Atacama Productions presentation of an Atacama Productions/Blinker Filmproduktion/WDR/Cronomedia co-production; with the collaboration of Fonds Sud Cinéma, Ministère de la Culture et Communication - Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et Européennes, Région Île-de-France; and the participation of TVE. (World sales, Pyramide International.)
Screened: DocLisboa 2010 advance DVD screener, Lisbon, October 17th 2010. 


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