september, 2018

01sepAll Day02CieloDirected by Alison McAlpine Winnipeg CinemathequeCountry:Canada

Event Details

2017, Canada / Chile, 78 min
Spanish, French & English with subtitles

The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile is the driest desert on Earth, which makes it an astronomer’s paradise. With perfect climate and geography, and minimal light pollution, it’s an ideal place to observe and research celestial bodies. Through masterful cinematography, the skies in the desert are captured in breathtaking detail.

While the observations of the filmmaker guide us through our inevitable existential questioning, we meet astronomers, residents and travelers who live and work in the desert, all of whom share a deep connection to the place. Their stories and poetry touch upon the physical and metaphysical, as we bear witness to an enigmatic place rich with history and folklore. Striking the perfect balance between poetic reflection, myth, existential query and science, the film invites us to gaze up at a dazzling, star-studded sky and marvel at our place in an infinite, unknowable universe.


september 1 (Saturday) - 2 (Sunday)


Winnipeg Cinematheque

Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3