30.09. - 09.10.2021

Too Late to Die Young Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar 2018 | 110 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Dominga Sotomayor

DOMINGA SOTOMAYOR (*1985) is the first woman to receive the direction prize at Locarno. Too Late to Die Young is her third feature film.

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This subtle, atmospheric coming-of-age drama about a group of young people in a Chilean commune won the prize for best direction at Locarno.
Chile in the summer of 1990. A small group of drop-outs use the energy and freedom at the end of the Pinochet dictatorship to found a commune at the foot of the Andes. Teenagers Sofía and Luca and 10-year old Clara are members of the commune. But while the community is preparing to celebrate New Year's Eve, it becomes clear to Sofia, Luca and Clara that, whilst they may live far from the dangers of the city, the real challenge is life itself.
Original title: Tarde para morir joven
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Section: Vitrina
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Dominga Sotomayor
Screenplay: Dominga Sotomayor
Cast: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro
Producer: Omar Zúñiga, Dominga Sotomayor, Sophie Mas, Rodrigo Teixeira
Director of Photography: Inti Briones
Production Design:
Editor: Catalina Marín Duarte
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Stray Dogs
Production: Cinestación
Contact: Lison Hervé, Stray Dogs:


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