Tue 11 June 8:45pm
Thu 13 June 6:00pm
Director: Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
Cast: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro
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.
In Spanish with English subtitles