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TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG (Tarde para morir joven) (2018)

  • DIR. Dominga Sotomayor

  • YEAR. 2018

  • COUNTRY. Chile

  • RUN-TIME. 110 MINS

  • RATING. 15

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7.30PM

Film 8.00PM

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.

Little White Lies: ★★★★ “An intimate, human-focused film with broad allegorical potential”

Financial Times: ★★★★ “Too Late to Die Young, a bewitching film from Chile’s Dominga Sotomayor Castillo”

Evening Standard: ★★★★

The Skinny: ★★★★ “the film remains incredibly sensitive to the weight of political upheaval happening outside the frame”

RTE: ★★★★ “Nervy restlessness and the anticipation of doomed innocence shadows the brilliant Too Late to Die Young”

Filmuforia: ★★★★ “[Dominga Sotomayor] has that rare gift of lightness of touch, letting her drama take shape naturally marking her out as a real talent to watch out for”

The Upcoming: ★★★★ “Dominga Sotomayor infuses scenes with great visual wit and elegance”

Too Late to Die Young is Castillo’s remarkable endeavour to relive memories, sensations and lived moments
— Cinevue: ★★★★
Castillo’s talent for spiritually attuned atmospherics could be her USP among Chile’s current crop of directors
— The Guardian: ★★★
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