9th 8e editie: 10 april - 14 april 2019

Tarde para morir joven (Too Late to Die Young) (2019 Feature Film)

Dominga Sotomayor | Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar | 2018 | color | DCP | 110′ | Spanish | e.s.

Through the eyes of teenagers Sofia, Lucas and Clara, we see life in a Chilean commune in the summer of 1990, as the residents prepare to celebrate the New Year. The experiences of the three teenagers reflect the growing pains of Chile’s new democracy, after almost two decades of military dictatorship.

Chile, in the summer of 1990. Just after the fall of Pinochet and his military dictatorship. The inhabitants of a remote commune in the foothills of the Andes try to make a new life, far from the chaos of the city. They don’t have electricity yet, but the people there feel free after years of oppression. We see life here through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Sofia and Lucas, who is the same age and secretly in love with her. But Sofia has feelings for Ignacio, who is older.

In this coming-of-age story, Dominga Sotomayor (who previously won two Tiger Awards at IFFR) has created a principally sensory, tangible experience. This year, she was the first woman to win the award for Best Director in Locarno. Clearly, it is not only the teenagers who are experiencing growing pains. The same is true of the country of Chile itself, as it learns to stand on its own two feet again.

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 13:45

Duration: 1:32

Place: The Cinemas 4

Date: 12 April 2019

Time: 21:00

Duration: 1:30

Year in
Festival

2019

Director

Dominga Sotomayor

Camera

Inti Briones

Cast

Demian Hernández
Antar Machado
Magdalena Tótoro
Matías Oviedo
Andrés Aliaga
Antonia Zegers
Alejandro Goic

Country

Chile
Brazil
Argentina
Netherlands
Qatar

Editor

Catalina Marín

Language

Spanish

Length

110′

Music

x

Producer

Dominga Sotomayor
Rodrigo Teixeira
Stienette Bosklopper

Production Company

Cinestación
RT Features
Circe Films

Production Design

Estefanía Larraín

Sales

Stray Dogs

Scenario

Dominga Sotomayor

Sound Design

Julia Huberman

Year of Production

2018

Dominga SOTOMAYOR (1985, Chili) voltooide haar filmopleiding in 2007 en startte het productiebedrijf Cinestación. Ze regisseerde diverse korte films die internationaal bekroond werden. Haar eerste lange speelfilm De jueves a domingo (2012) werd geselecteerd voor het Cannes Cinéfondation Résidence 2010 en won een Tiger Award. De korte film La isla (2013), die ze co-regisseerde met Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, werd op het IFFR in 2014 bekroond met een Tiger Short Award. Sotomayor won het Zilveren Luipaard voor Beste Regie met haar film Tarde para morir joven (2018). Veel van haar werk werd gesteund door IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fonds.
 

Filmography

(selection) Cessna (2005, short), Noviembre (2007, short), Debajo/Under (2007, short), La montaña/The Mountain (2008, short), Videojuego/Videogame (2009, short), De jueves a domingo/Thursday Till Sunday (2012), La isla/The Island (2013, short, co-dir), Mar (2014), Los barcos (2016, short), Tarde para morir joven/Too Late to Die Young (2018)