The Last Station


  • Released: 2009
    • Length: 02:19
    • Plays: ???
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Trailer for The Last Station. Good morning, grandmas and grandpas. Today I want to share with you the sounds I recorded on a rainy day, says the radio announcer, the residents of Father Hurtado s nursing home listening quietly to the daily broadcast. They wait patiently to hear news of those who have passed away, like a tired passenger awaits the arrival of the last train. Poetic and deeply human, The Last Station is an insightful portrait of life in a Chilean nursing home, where residents embark with determination upon their every chore. Hailed around the world as masterful it s dimly lit scenes compared to the paintings of Vilhelm Hammershoi and its careful narrative approach reminiscent of Tarkovsky s work this film has played at IDFA, Leipzig and Copenhagen, among others. The work of a surprisingly young directorial duo, it reminds us that life, though slow when nearing the end, is lived with the same intensity all the way through.

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