The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia
Celeste (Maria Isabel Diaz, Volver) takes her job as a Havana Planetarium guide very seriously, sharing the wonders of the universe with visiting children. Like everyone, she is rather surprised to discover that aliens have been living amongst the Cuban people and have now decided to reciprocate by inviting a select few people to visit their planet. Celeste is given a special invitation and along with a ragtag bunch – those escaping crimes, or pursuing impossible romances – prepares to leave Earth. For Celeste, a painful past could give way to a future of happiness and love. With deadpan humour, the film also makes gentle political commentary: the visitors from the planet Gryok, for instance, were just thought to be Russians!