TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG “Tarde Para Morir Joven”
Narrative Feature | 110 minutes

HIFF 2018

 Narrative Competition

Directed by
Dominga Sotomayor

Produced by
Dominga Sotomayor, Rodrigo Teixeira

Written by
Dominga Sotomayor

Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro

2018 | Spanish | Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar

Taking place in the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day in the 1990 summer that would bring democracy to Chile, a group of families have recently moved to start a new life for themselves in the rural country. Within the course of this single sun-soaked week, 16-year-old Sofia finds herself in her own period of enormous transition, as she begins to take the first tentative steps into adulthood within the mountain enclave she now calls home. Taking viewers far beyond the city scenes that defined the period and into the foothills below the Andes, director Dominga Sotomayor crafts a beautifully naturalistic coming-of-age film, propelled by the wistful energy of a time defined by optimistic transition.