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by Arturo Infante


A compassionate and candid woman with an endless curiosity for life, Celeste (Maria Isabel Diaz) is a retired and widowed teacher living a tranquil, unadventurous existence in Havana. Her part-time job at the planetarium keeps her busy, but she goes home to a careless adult son who ignores her, and her selfish sister visits only when she is looking for something. One day, the government announces the surprising news that aliens have been living on Earth and that these unusual guests are now returning the favour by inviting humans to their world. Celeste had always thought that her “Russian” neighbour Pauline was eccentric — she now realizes her friend was truly from another planet. While people rush to put their names forward to be selected in an extraterrestrial lottery, Celeste discovers that Pauline has left her a personal invitation. To everyone’s surprise, she agrees to accept.

international title: The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia
original title: El viaje extraordinario de Celeste García
country: Cuba, Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Arturo Infante
film run: 92'
screenplay: Arturo Infante
cast: María Isabel Díaz, Omar Franco, Néstor Jiménez, Yerlín Pérez, Tamara Castellanos, Veronica Diaz, Roberto Espinosa, Reinier Díaz, Andrea Doimeadiós, Beatriz Viña
cinematography by: Javier Labrador Deulofeu
film editing: Joanna Montero
art director: Alain Ortiz
costumes designer: Celia Ledon
producer: Claudia Calviño, Ernst Fassbender
production: FassB Films, Match Factory Productions, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida (CU)
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