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The Sky Turns Reviews

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Robert Tumas
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 16, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 8, 2011
Mike Hale
New York Times
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A fastidious tone poem, meticulously composed and deliberately paced.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2011
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A somewhat meandering, yet provocative and lyrical documentation of a village's history, its evolution and the memories of its 14 villagers.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.95521/10

February 11, 2011
Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

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 Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 6, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Instead of expressing sorrow for a vanishing way of life, "The Sky Turns'' exudes a clear and weightless joy.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

April 13, 2011
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

startlingly personal

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 10, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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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 Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 11, 2011
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Without relying on melodrama or nostalgia, Alvarez embraces the inescapable nature of impermanence.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 18, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

January 27, 2011
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

A documentary about the demise of the filmmaker's village in Spain, The Sky Turns is poorly conceived but pleasing to look at.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 9, 2011

New York Times
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A fastidious tone poem, meticulously composed and deliberately paced.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2011
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