Streaming Spotlight: Patricio Guzmán’s Chile Trilogy

In Nostalgia for the Light, The Pearl Button, and The Cordillera of Dreams, Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán explores his country’s traumatic history through cinematic meditations on landscape, geography, and time.

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  • The Cordillera of Dreams

  • Nostalgia for the Light

  • The Pearl Button

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  • Nostalgia for the Light

    Patricio Guzmán
    France, Chile, Germany, 2010

    Guzmán’s poetic documentary takes us to Chile’s Atacama Desert, where astronomers study the skies while bereaved relatives search the land for signs of those disappeared under the Pinochet dictatorship.

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  • The Cordillera of Dreams

    Patricio Guzmán
    France, Chile, 2019

    Guzmán explores Chile’s traumatic history through a meditation on the Andean mountain range. “A stunning achievement in the cinema of the hidden pattern and the startling, unexpected connection” (Variety).

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  • The Pearl Button

    Patricio Guzmán
    Chile, France, Spain, 2015

    Guzmán continues his excavation of Chile’s hidden past, using the theme of water to tie together strands of history and natural history in Patagonia.

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