Too Late to Die Young


(Tarde para morir joven)


a film by Dominga Sotomayor


Locarno Festival 2018: Winner – Best Direction

London Film Festival 2018: nominated for Best Film  

Set in Chile in the summer of 1990, Too Late to Die Young is a beguiling coming-of-age drama, partly inspired by the director’s own experiences growing up in the alternative ecological community of Peñalolén. As the country comes to terms with the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship, a group of adolescents living on a rural commune is the foothills of the Andes attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships. Sixteen-year old Sofia, the daughter of a famous singer, who is largely absent from her life, becomes intoxicated with the motorbike-riding Ignacio—much to the dismay of her friend, Lucas. Meanwhile, ten-year old Clara is more concerned with the whereabouts of her beloved dog.  Featuring a standout performance from newcomer, Demian Hernández, as Sofia, this is a subtly observed and beautifully shot evocation of a time brimming with hope and trepidation, with Inti Briones’ cinematography capturing perfectly the sun-scorched hues of an endless teenage summer.


Screening times at London Film Festival:

Saturday 13 October, 20:10, Vue Leicester Square, Screen 7  (UK Premiere)

Saturday 13 October, 20:40, Vue Leicester Square, Screen 5

Sunday 14 October, 12:30, Vue Leicester Square, Screen 7

Sunday 14 October, 13:00, Vue Leicester Square, Screen 5

Friday 19 October, 12:45, ICA Cinema, Screen 1


Written & Directed by: Dominga Sotomayor

Produced by: Rodrigo Teixeira, Dominga Sotomayor

Cast: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro

Production Companies: Cinestación, RT Features, Ruda Cine and CirceFilms

Executive Producer: Omar Zúñiga

Executive Producers: Sophie Mas, Daniel Pech

Associate Producers: Nicolás San Martín, Alejandro Wise

Co-producers: Violeta Bava, Rosa Martínez Rivero, Stienette Bosklopper, Lisette Kelder, Inti Briones

Cinematography: Inti Briones

Editor: Catalina Marín

Sound Design: Julia Huberman

Art Director: Estefanía Larraín


Country of production: Chile, Brazil, Argentina, The Netherlands, Qatar

Year: 2018

Running time: 110 mins

Languages: Spanish + subtitles