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The Sky Turns Reviews

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John Hartl
Seattle Times
August 18, 2011
Without relying on melodrama or nostalgia, Alvarez embraces the inescapable nature of impermanence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 13, 2011
Instead of expressing sorrow for a vanishing way of life, "The Sky Turns'' exudes a clear and weightless joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Tumas
Slant Magazine
February 16, 2011
Alverez's film is nearly brimming with chuckle-inducing existential aporia and wise old quips that are powerful enough to make men smile in the face of death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 11, 2011
A somewhat meandering, yet provocative and lyrical documentation of a village's history, its evolution and the memories of its 14 villagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.95521/10
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Mike Hale
New York Times
February 11, 2011
A fastidious tone poem, meticulously composed and deliberately paced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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New York Times
February 11, 2011
A fastidious tone poem, meticulously composed and deliberately paced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 11, 2011
In the beautifully com posed documentary "The Sky Turns," filmmaker Mercedes Alvarez returns after 35 years to Aldealsenor, the remote Spanish village where she was born.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
February 10, 2011
startlingly personal
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
February 9, 2011
A documentary about the demise of the filmmaker's village in Spain, The Sky Turns is poorly conceived but pleasing to look at.
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
February 8, 2011
Nothing speaks more elegantly to the bewilderment of the locals than a long shot of newly built windmills lining a distant hilltop while a villager, made tiny by Álvarez's framing, looks on in the foreground, swallowed up by the forces of history.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 27, 2011
This documentary has been winning awards in festivals and it's easy to see why: It's a personal, lyrical, original meditation about time, memory, history and space.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine
April 6, 2009
What's rendered here is a fleeting life where we're mere visitors with roots that come and go. The film is testament to this transient existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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