Dominga Sotomayor

Chile; Brazil, Argentina, Holland, Qatar 110 min. min Catalan premiere Fiction


During the summer of 1990 in Chile, a small group of families lives in an isolated community right below the Andes, building a new world away from the urban excesses, with the emerging freedom that followed the recent end of the dictatorship. In this time of change and reckoning, 16-year-old Sofía and Lucas, and 10-year-old Clara, neighbours in this dry land, struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, as they prepare a big party for New Year’s Eve. They may live far from the dangers of the city, but not from those of nature.


Female DirectorHistory


Dominga Sotomayor

(Chile, 1986) She studied Directing at Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Masters in Directing at ESCAC in Barcelona. She developed her first feature De Jueves a Domingo at the Cinéfondation Residence. The film won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2012 and was screened in more than a hundred festivals. In 2013 she co-directed The Island, that also won the Tiger. In 2015 she premiered Mar at Berlinale Forum.

Filmography: Tarde para morir joven (2018), Los barcos (curt, 2015), Mar (2014), La isla (curt, 2013), De jueves a domingo (2012), Videojuego (curt, 2009), Debajo (curt, 2007)

Dominga Sotomayor

Film information

Original Title: Too Late to Die Young
Director: Dominga Sotomayor
Script: Dominga Sotomayor
Contact: Stray Dogs
With: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro
Country: Chile; Brazil, Argentina, Holland, Qatar
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 110 min. min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2019


Best Director in Locarno | Best Director at FICUNAM | Best Director and Best Cinematography in Gijón | KNF Award in Rotterdam