“The Sky Turns is a consummately achieved, lyrical meditation on how to capture things before they're gone forever…sharp editing…Alberto Rodriguez’s lensing is superb.
The best Spanish documentary of 2005.”
—Jonathan Holland, Variety
“A fastidious tone poem, meticulously composed and deliberately paced.”
—Mick Hale, The New York Times
“Nothing speaks more elegantly to the bewilderment of the locals than a long shot of newly built windmills lining a distant hilltop while a villager, made tiny by Álvarez's framing, looks on in the foreground, swallowed up by the forces of history.”
—Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"Without relying on melodrama or nostalgia, Alvarez embraces
the inescapable nature of impermanence."
—John Hartl, The Seattle Times