Screen/Society--"Too Late to Die Young" (2018) Dominga Sotomayor Castillo--Triangle Premiere
[New release/Global Cinema]
"Too Late to Die Young"
(Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, 2018, 110 min, Chile, Spanish with English subtitles, Color, DCP)
In the first summer following Chile's transition to democracy in 1990, a small group of families live in an isolated community right below the Andes, building a communal enclave of artists and bohemians. 16-year-old Sofía is among them, and her teenage struggles with parents, first loves, and coming-of-age fears are punctured by the troubling realities of the adult world - and the elemental forces of nature. This second feature from one of Latin American cinema's most artful and distinctive voices is at once nostalgic and piercing, a portrait of a young woman-and a country-on the cusp of exhilarating and terrifying change.
-- Winner: Best Director, Locarno Film Festival 2018
"'Captain Fantastic' meets Lucrecia Martel in stunning tale of growing up in small moments." -Eric Kohn, Indiewire
"A satisfying sensorial work, unmistakably grounded in independent South American cinema." - Variety
Screening made possible by support from the U.S. Department of Education.