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.

Best Director in Locarno | Best Director at FICUNAM | Best Director and Best Cinematography in Gijón | KNF Award in Rotterdam
Catalan premiere
Eligible for: Premi del públic

Dominga Sotomayor

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.


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)


María Antón Cabot

Best movie in the section Revoluciones Permanentes of the Seville Festival, a film about teenage love and sex in these uncertain times.


Radu Muntean

One of the most outstanding directors of the new wave of Romanian cinema films here an intense moral drama that explores the affective shock between a mother and her adopted daughter.


Mikhaël Hers

Vincent Lacoste offers one of the best performances of his career with this emotional drama about mourning and France hit by violence, far from all sentimentality. An essential film.