"Too Late to Die Young" (2018) | Domingo Sotomayor Castillo | Triangle Premiere

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Still from Too Late to Die Young

New release/Global Cinema

Too Late to Die Young 
(Domingo Sotomayor Castillo, 2018, 110 min, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, The Netherlands, Qatar, 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.

The year 1990 was when Chile transitioned to democracy, but all of that seems a world away for 16-year-old Sofia, who lives far off the grid in a mountain enclave of artists and bohemians. Too Late to Die Young takes place during the hot, languorous days between Christmas and New Year’s Day, when the troubling realities of the adult world—and the elemental forces of nature—begin to intrude on her teenage idyll. Shot in dreamily diaphanous, sun-splashed images and set to period-perfect pop, the 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 Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).


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