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The Sky Turns (El cielo gira)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:February 11, 2011
Running time:115 minutes
Cast:Elías Álvarez, Mercedes Álvarez, Peio Azketa, Hicham Chate, Cirilo Fernández
Director:Mercedes Álvarez
Producer:José María Lara
Writer:Mercedes Álvarez, Arturo Redin
Distributor:New Yorker Films

Description: 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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