Too Late to Die Young

Nominee
Golden Leopard
Locarno International Film Festival
Winner
Best Director ~ International Competition
Locarno International Film Festival
Memoirs are personal by definition - only a few, however, manage to speak with such a universal, instantly relatable voice.

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Too Late to Die Young

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-olds Sofía and Lucas and 10-year-old Clara, neighbors in this dry land, struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, as they prepare a big New Year's Eve party. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of nature.
Genre
Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
110
Language
Spanish
Director
Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
Writer(s)
Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
Cast
Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro
Awards:
Nominee, Golden Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival
Winner, Best Director ~ International Competition, Locarno International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Too Late to Die Young,” Dominga Sotomayor’s haunting third feature, could be classified as a summer vacation coming-of-age story. Since it takes place in Chile, summer coincides with New Year’s Eve, when the movie’s big, climactic party takes place. The setting is highly specific. The year drawing ...

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