Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  78 min.
Release Date:
August 10, 2018 - Toronto, Montréal
August 15, 2018 - Ottawa
August 17, 2018 - Vancouver
August 25, 2018 - Winnipeg
August 31, 2018 - Edmonton

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
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Cielo is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendour.

Director Alison McAlpine’s sublime nonfiction film drifts between science and spirituality, the arid land, desert shores and lush galaxies, expanding the limits of our earthling imaginations. Planet Hunters in the Atacama's astronomical observatories and the desert dwellers who work the land and sea share their evocative visions of the stars and planets, their mythic stories and existential queries with remarkable openness and a contagious sense of wonder.

A love poem for the night sky, Cielo transports us to a space, quiet and calm, within which we can ponder the infinite and unknown.

In English, Spanish and French. Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: This film was made with the financial participation of Canadian Media Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseils des Arts et des lettres du Québec, Québec Credit d’impôt cinéma et télévision, and La Sodec, Québec.

Director: Alison McAlpine
Studio: Second Sight Pictures
Producer(s): Alison McAlpine
Screenplay: Alison McAlpine
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  • 5 stars "Absolutely spectacular! Loved it not only for the dazzling shots of the universe but also for all the beliefs, opinions and tales given by the scientists and people who reside there."
  • 5 stars "In one word... WOW!"
  • 5 stars "Powerful!!!"