Patricio Guzmán

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Patricio Guzmán
Guzmán in 2010
Patricio Guzmán Lozanes

(1941-08-11) August 11, 1941 (age 82)
Occupation(s)director, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor
Years active1964–present

Patricio Guzmán Lozanes (born August 11, 1941) is a Chilean documentary film director. He is most known for his film trilogy The Battle of Chile (1975-1979) and more recently for another trilogy; Nostalgia for the Light (2010), The Pearl Button (2015) and The Cordillera of Dreams (2019).


Guzmán also teaches documentary film classes in Europe and Latin America, and is the founder and director of the International Documentary Festival of Santiago (FIDOCS). He lives in France. His 1983 film The Compass Rose was entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] His 2015 film The Pearl Button screened in the main competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] He received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay for his 2010 film Nostalgia for the Light.[3]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1975 French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Awards Best Short Film The Battle of Chile Won
2004 Goya Awards Best Documentary Salvador Allende Nominated
2006 Pedro Sienna Awards Best Feature Length Fiction, Animated, or Documentary Film Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
2010 European Film Awards Best Documentary Nostalgia for the Light Won [4]
2011 Writers Guild of America Awards Best Documentary Screenplay Nominated [3]
Altazor Awards Best Direction - Documentary Film Won
Pedro Sienna Awards Best Feature Length Documentary Won
2013 News & Documentary Emmy Awards Best Documentary Nominated [5]
Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form Nominated
2015 Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear The Pearl Button Nominated [6]
Silver Bear for Best Script Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Competition Won
Fénix Awards Best Documentary Film Nominated
Trajectory Award Himself Won
2016 César Awards Best Documentary Film The Pearl Button Nominated [7]
Lumières Awards Best Documentary Won [8]
Pedro Sienna Awards Best Feature Length Documentary Nominated
Platino Awards Best Documentary Won [9]
2019 Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye The Cordillera of Dreams Won [10]
2020 45th César Awards Best Documentary Film Nominated [11]
2022 Goya Awards Best Ibero-American Film Won [12]
Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye My Imaginary Country Nominated [13]
Jerusalem Film Festival Best Documentary Film Won [14]
Platino Awards Best Documentary Nominated [15]


  1. ^ "13th Moscow International Film Festival (1983)". MIFF. Archived from the original on November 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  2. ^ "Berlinale 2015: Competition Complete". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b Fernandez, Jay A. (19 February 2012). "Writers Guild Awards: Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Nominations for the 23rd European Film Awards". European Film Academy. 2010-11-06. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  5. ^ "Guzmán's NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT Is Nominated for Two Emmy Awards". Cinematropical. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter.
  8. ^ "France's Lumiere Awards: 'Mustang' Takes Top Honors". The Hollywood Reporter. 8 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Nominaciones 2016" (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Cannes' Golden Eye award goes to The Cordillera of Dreams and to For Sama". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Roman Polanski's 'An Officer and a Spy' Leads France's Cesar Awards Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  12. ^ Gajewski, Ryan (2022-02-13). "Spain's Goya Awards: Javier Bardem's 'The Good Boss' Named Best Picture". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2023-07-25.
  13. ^ "Indian film All That Breathes wins top documentary award at Cannes 2022". The Indian Express. 2022-05-28. Retrieved 2023-07-25.
  14. ^ "JFF 2022 Winners". Jerusalem Film Festival. Retrieved 2023-07-25.
  15. ^ Huston-Crespo, Marysabel E. (2023-04-22). "Ganadores Premios Platino 2023: la lista completa por categorías". CNN (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-07-25.

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