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The Sky Turns (2011)

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Mercedes Alvarez was three years old when, in the late 1960s, her parents left La Aldea, a village in the barren Northern Spanish Soria region. She was the last child born in La Aldea. Now, only fourteen people live there, a last dying generation. Soon this village, like so many other rural communities all over the world, will be deserted and will probably disappear from the map. Alvarez returns for the first time to her ancestral home and makes a stunning film about memory and the terrifying passing of time.


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70% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 11th, 2011 (Exclusive) by New Yorker
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Voiceover/Narration, You Can't Go Home Again, Foreign Language
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Jose Maria Lara PC, Alokatu
Production Countries: Spain

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Jose Maria Lara
Screenwriter    Mercedes Alvarez
Screenwriter    Arturo Redin

Limited Releases are Pure Poetry

February 11th, 2011

For the past several weeks, the Oscars have scared off a lot of competition for art house crowds. However, this week not only do we have Oscar Shorts opening, there are several films earning award-worthy reviews. My only concern is that there are so many strong choices, some of them will fall between the cracks and won't find the audience they deserve. More...

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