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Category: Edition 2019

During the summer of 1990 in Chile, a small group of families lives in an isolated community right below the Andes, building a new world away from the urban excesses, with the emerging freedom that followed the recent end of the dictatorship. In this time of change and reckoning, 16-year-old Sofía and Lucas, and 10-year-old Clara, neighbours in this dry land, struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, as they prepare a big party for New Year’s Eve. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of nature.

Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 110'
Production Year 2018
Nationality Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Netherlands, Qatar
Directed by Dominga Sotomayor
Screenplay Dominga Sotomayor
Director of photography Inti Briones
Editor Catalina Marin
Production Design Estefania Larrain
Costume Design Felipe Criado, Estefania Larrain
Sound Julia Huberman
Music Julia Huberman
Main cast Demian Hernandez
Antar Machado
Magdalena Totoro
Produced by Rodrigo Texeira, Dominga Sotomayor

 regista Dominga SotomayorDOMINGA SOTOMAYOR
Dominga Sotomayor studied Audiovisual Directing at Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Masters in Directing at ESCAC in Barcelona. She developed her first feature "Thursday Till Sunday" at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence. The film won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2012 and was screened in more than a hundred festivals. In 2013 she codirected "The Island", that also won the Tiger. In 2015, she premiered her mid-length "Mar" at Berlinale Forum, and the collective film "Here in Lisbon" produced by Indielisboa. In 2009, she co-founded Cinestación, a leading production company based in Santiago where she produces auteur filmmaking in Latin-America. She also co-founded CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a cultural centre and arthouse cinema scheduled to open in Santiago de Chile in 2019.

Director's statement
"TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG is a film about growing up in a period of massive changes, and for me it has to do with the nostalgia and the demystification of a period. It’s a coming-of-age story, of both the young characters and a society– Chile, in a country that was aching after the dictatorship. I wanted to explore the uneasy relationship between generations and classes: to capture the wisdom of children and the foolishness of adults, the strange melancholy of growing up. With this film I’m exploring an open and free form, close to the nature of this community near the mountains, away from borders and definitions".



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