Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Thursday Till Sunday (De jueves a domingo)

Contemporary World Cinema

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Dominga Sotomayor / Feature Narrative / Chile / 2012 / 96 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Spanish / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Coming of Age, Drama, Youth, Family
MENA Premiere


What makes this quiet, unassuming film, in which nothing of great significance seems to happen, so popular among critics and audiences alike? From the point of view of 10-year-old Lucía, we go on a road trip holiday to the north of Chile. While Lucía and her brother amuse themselves, occasionally chafing at the claustrophobia of the family car, their parents have murmured, tense and enigmatic exchanges. As these occur at the periphery of Lucía’s attention – and because she cannot fully comprehend them – an unforgettably bittersweet atmosphere arises. Lucía can feel that ‘something’s up’, but the child in her enjoys the trip and the new friends she makes on the journey, even as her family is coming apart around her. Chilean director Dominga Sotomayor’s debut feature began its journey earlier this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it won a prestigious Tiger Award; it has been harvesting international prizes ever since.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Born in Chile in 1985, Dominga Sotomayor directed a number of shorts before being invited to the Cannes Cinéfondation to develop ’Thursday Till Sunday’, her first feature. Short films include ‘La montana’, ‘Debajo’ and ‘Noviembre’, all made in 2008. Her next feature is being supported by the Binger Filmlab and The Sundance Institute.


Dominga Sotomayor
Dominga Sotomayor
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