The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia

by Arturo Infante

The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia


Celeste García, a 60-year-old former schoolteacher and current guide at the Havana Planetarium, is looking for a life change. When a group of aliens land in Cuba offering earthlings a chance to visit their planet, Celeste signs up for the journey hoping for a better and more fulfilling life.


Considered one of the most prominent screenwriters in Cuba, Arturo Infante has written films such as The Silly Age by director Pavel Giroud and Habana Eva by Fina Torres. As a director his short films have been screened all over the world including at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and the Havana Film Festival. The Extraordinary Journey Of Celeste García marks his directorial feature film debut. Infante graduated at the esteemed University of Arts in Havana, where he majored in Performing Arts. Later he started Screenwriting at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños and completed his education at the European Audiovisual Writing Conservatory in Paris.

2018 The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia (El Viaje Extraordinario De Celeste García)
2007 Gozar, comer y partir (Short)
2006 Flash Forward (Short)
2005 En intruso (Short)
2004 Utopía (Short)


Maria Isabel Díaz
Omar Franco
Néstor Jiménez
Yerlin Pérez
Tamara Castellanos
Verónica Díaz Viera
Andrea Doimeadios
Reinier Díaz
Daysi Quintana
Betriz Viñas
Roberto Espinosa


Writer & Director: Arturo Infante
Director of Photography: Javier Labrador
Editor: Joanna Montero
Original Music: Magda Rosa Galbán, Juan Antonio Leyva
Production Designer: Alain Ortiz
Costume Designer: Celia Ledón
Line Producer: Alejandro Tovar
Visual Effect Supervisor: Víctor López
Sound Designer: Daniel “Gato” Garcés Najar
Sound Engineer: Raymel Casamayor
Hair & Make Up Designer: Frank Carreño
Casting: Marucha Hernández
Co-Producers: Viola Fügen, Michael Weber
Producer: Claudia Calviño, Ernst Fassbender
Co-Production Company: Match Factory Productions
Production Company: Producciones De La 5ta Avenida, Fassb Filmproduktion Gmbh & Co. KG

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 1.85:1 / 5.1
length 92 min.
original languages Spanish

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