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Nostalgia de la luz

Even though I don’t agree with its premise (that there is no present), this is, quite simply, one of the most moving and beautiful films I have ever seen.

There is one story in the film that is particularly memorable. In Pinochet’s camp in the middle of the Chilean desert, one man, an artist, made meticulous drawings of the compound each night which he ripped into small pieces and destroyed, so that when he was finally released he could redraw and publish them so that the world would never forget what happened there.