Archive of films Cielo / Cielo

Canada / Chile
2017, 78 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

  526 Tuesday 3/7 21:00 Small Hall
  6K6 Wednesday 4/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  851 Friday 6/7 9:00 Cinema B

After every scorching day in the Chilean desert of Atacama night falls cold, and overhead a gateway opens to the enigmatic depths of the universe. Nowhere else does the night sky shine with so many stars; nowhere else does a fixed look upward evoke so many indescribable emotions. This powerful cinematic experience prompts an irresistible urge to lie in the grass and look up at the stars.


Synopsis

After every scorching day in the Chilean desert of Atacama, the most arid place on Earth, night falls cold, and overhead a gateway opens to the enigmatic depths of the universe. Nowhere else does the night sky – so difficult to grasp with a rational eye, therefore so easily overwhelming – shine with so many stars as here; nowhere else does a fixed look upward evoke so many indescribable emotions. Whether listening to astrophysicists talk about the purpose of looking for exoplanets or to simple country folk retelling mythical stories, questions arise concerning how we relate to ourselves and to our place in the world. This powerful cinematic experience prompts an irresistible urge to go outside, lie in the grass, and look up at the stars.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Alison McAlpine (Canada). Filmography: Second Sight (2008, medium-length)

Contacts

SeaFar North
35 Mount Royal Ave., ON M6H 2S2, Toronto
Canada
Tel: +1 416 949 81
E-mail: sean.farnel@gmail.com

Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
European premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Alison McAlpine
Dir. of Photography: Benjamin Echazarreta
Music: Phillippe Lauzier
Editor: Andrea Chignoli
Producer: Alison McAlpine
Production: Second Sight Pictures
Coproduction: Errante Producciones
Sales: SeaFar North
   
www: http://cielo-thefilm.com/

Guests

Alison McAlpine

Film Director

Sean Farnel

Producer, Sales Agent, Distributor, PR & Marketing


Andreas Albrecht

Film Crew

Carmen Garcia

Producer


Shelby Scoggins

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