Obstinate Memories: The Films of Patricio Guzmán


IFC Center presents a retrospective of Chilean Patrico Guzmán in advance of the release of his latest movie, Boton de Nacar.

The series opens with Battle of Chile, his legendary trilogy is about the right-wing coup that deposed the government of Salvador Allende. Several of his other features are included, such as:

Nostalgia de la Luz (Nostalgia for the Light)
A meditation on memory, history and eternity. Chile’s remote Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet above sea level, provides stunningly clear views of the heavens. But it also holds secrets from the past—preserved corpses, from pre-Columbian mummies to recent explorers, miners and disappeared political prisoners. In this otherworldly place, earthly and celestial quests meld: archaeologists dig for ancient civilizations, women search for their dead and astronomers scan the skies for new galaxies.

The Pinochet Case
This film  investigates the legal origins of the case in Spain – where it began two years before Pinochet’s arrest. With the film’s protagonists, among them the prosecutor Carlos Castressana who filed the charges, and Judge Baltasar Garzón, who upheld them and issued the arrest warrant, the explores how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for this incredible feat — catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power.

New York: Oct. 19 - 22 at IFC Center.


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