Patricio Guzman at GOMA Cinema
Cathy Dee | On 15, Dec 2013
Canâ€™t take any more Christmas movies? Donâ€™t worry GOMA has your back.
GOMA cinema presents a retrospective of the works of Chilean filmmaker, Patricio Guzman.
Guzman once said, â€œa country without documentary film is like a family without a photo album.â€ Therefore he has created films that explore the modern history of Chile.
Notable films include Nostalgia for the Light, representing the desire to connect to the past by balancing nostalgia and memory.
Filmed in the remote Atacama Desert, the documentary shows astronomers studying the stars, archaeologists examining pre-Colombian artefacts, and women searching for loved ones assassinated during Pinochetâ€™s dictatorship.
Guzmanâ€™s most outstanding work The Battle of Chile (1972-79) his trilogy recounting Pinochetâ€™s coup, will also be screening.
This trilogy of documentaries established him as one of the leading voices in South American cinema, and part of an independent movement of politically active filmmakers who questioned and defined the historical moment through the possibilities of cinema.
So if you want to brush up on your knowledge of modern Chile or just want to watch something a little different make sure you check Guzman out!
What: Patricio Guzman
Where: GOMA, Stanley Place, South Bank
When: Now – 22 December