Cielo Reviews

April 7, 2020
Even at just 78 minutes, it feels somewhat redundant and overlong. Still there are plenty of beautiful passages.
August 23, 2018
It should come as no surprise that McAlpine has a background in poetry. The sky is a naturally lyrical subject and the film is full of contemplative shots, displaying a rich visual language.
August 15, 2018
Somewhere between a Discovery Channel special and a Koyaanisqatsi-esque head trip, you'll find Alison McAlpine's exquisite portrait film Cielo.
August 14, 2018
Watching it can't help but call attention to the artifice of moviemaking. The sides of the frame are all too visible. Moody woodwinds fill the emptiness of the space.
August 10, 2018
McAlpine's work is subtle and sublime; its queries more like answers.
August 9, 2018
Buoyed by conversations with a variety of people closely associated with this particularly luminous region, "Cielo" should entrance all those who enter its unique atmosphere.