Thursday Till Sunday

A film by Dominga Sotomayor

Told through the eyes of 10 year old Lucia, Thursday Till Sunday is the story of a broken family’s final journey; a journey to the north of the country, and a journey to separation. Ana and Fernando have promised to take their two children, Lucia and 7 year old Manuel, to show them the beaches of northern Chile. And so they all set off on a journey over the course of a long weekend. Along the way in the back of the car, time is whiled away in playful naivety, Lucia and Manuel longing for the promised beach in eager childlike anticipation. In the front of the car tensions surface, Fernando preoccupied with his own venture to visit the land left to him by his father, whilst all the time Ana is searching for an unknown destination of her own where their issues dissolve. The forced intimacy of the car’s interior set against vast and arid Chilean landscapes reiterates and magnifies the claustrophobic isolation within this poignant tale of innocence and loss.

Official festival selections: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012, London Film Festival 2012, Viennale 2012, Tokyo International Film Festival 2012, Gothenburg International Film Festival 2013.

Written & Directed by Dominga Sotomayor
Producer – Gregorio González, Benjamin Domenech
Co-producer – Stienette Bosklopper
With: Santi Ahumada, Emiliano Freifeld, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Paola Giannini, Jorge Becker, Axel Dupré
Cinematography – Bárbara Álvarez
Production Design – Estefanía Larraín
Costume Design – Juana Díaz
Editing – Danielle Fillios, Catalina Marín
Sound Design – Roberto Espinoza
Music – Diego Fontecilla, Elisa Arteche


London – 21 April 2015: COG ARTSpace
London – 26 February 2014: The Proud Archivist
Kendal – 5 & 10 December: Brewery Arts Centre
Bradford – 5 November: Beyond the Mango Film Festival
Dharamsala (India) 25 October: Dharamsala International Film Festival
Clwyd – 25 September: Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Inverness – 12-15 July: Eden Court
Cambridge – 12-14 July: Arts Picturehouse
London – 1 July: Riverside Studios
Nottingham – 31 May-6 June: Broadway
Exeter – 20 May: Exeter Phoenix
Hebden Bridge – 14 May: Hebden Bridge Picture House
Brighton – 13-14 May: Duke’s at Komedia / Duke of York’s Picturehouse
Falmouth – 13-14 May: The Poly
Glasgow – 8-9 MayGlasgow Film Theatre  
Berkhamsted – 6 MayThe Rex
London – 3-5 MayWatermans
Dundee – 29 April-2 May: Dundee Contemporary Arts
Bristol – 19-25 April: Watershed
Sheffield – 19-25 April: Showroom
London – 20-24 April: Institute of Contemporary Arts
London – 6-11 April – Ciné Lumière
Dublin – 5-11 April – Irish Film Institute
Manchester – 10 March 2013 – Cornerhouse – Viva Spanish and Latin American Film Festival 2013special preview
Leeds – 9/12/13 November 2012 – Leeds International Film Festival 2012
London – 18/21 October 2012 – London Film Festival 2012 UK premiere

★★★★ The Times 


“Another striking film to emerge from South America“ (Electric Sheep)


★★★★ Empire

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★★★★ The Times

★★★★ Financial Times– “wonderful Chilean film”

★★★★ Time Out – “a striking, laudably unshowy debut”

★★★★ Little White Lies– “one of the best debut features of recent times”

★★★★ Empire – “An impressive debut…”

Sight & Sound Film of the Week – “evidence of the growing diversity of Chilean cinema”

Dazed Digital New Film of the Week – “deftly shot, atmospheric debut”

Electric Sheep – “another striking film to emerge from South America”