"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)
-- Introduced by Kenneth Maffitt, Ph.D. (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
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. Shot in dreamily diaphanous, sun-splashed images and set to period-perfect pop, 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.
“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
Winner: Best Director, Locarno Film Festival 2018
Sponsored by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the U.S. Department of Education.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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