Widowed, retired schoolteacher Celeste (María Isabel Díaz) lives with her grown son in Havana and works at the local planetarium. When aliens are discovered in the community, Celeste is asked to travel to their home planet to teach Earth geography. As she and her fellow tourists prepare for intergalactic travel, Celeste believes she can finally experience life wholeheartedly. Melding political commentary, absurdity, and a bit of sci-fi, director Arturo Infante reflects on contemporary Cuba with a humorous, tongue-in-cheek touch.

“Fueled by a delightfully simple sci-fi premise, The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste García is an earthbound comedy with a keen grasp of human foibles and societal woes.” —Hollywood Reporter

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Director
Arturo Infante
Released
2018
Language
Spanish with English subtitles
Country
Cuba/Germany
Running Time
93 minutes
Format
Digital, Color