“A rapturous act of cinematic contemplation. This majestic movie… looks up in order to look within.”

– Variety

“One of the Best Documentaries of 2018…A cinematic rumination on the majesty of everything that surrounds us.”

– Esquire

“Photography, sound, structure, subject matter – enough to lift the spirits out of any earthly trough. A moving film in all senses of that word.”

– Walter Murch

“Eye-popping. Exquisite. The images in the film are unmatched by any Hollywood blockbuster.”

– Village Voice

“One of the year’s great achievements in cinematography.”

– Roger Ebert


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.

Running time: 78 minutes

Format: 2K, 5.1 Surround Sound

Language: Spanish, French, English

Produced by Second Sight Pictures/ Errante Producciones in association with documentary channel and Argus Films

© 2018 Second Sight Pictures/ Errante Producciones. All Rights Reserved.


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