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Too Late to Die Young

Fall Grants 2017
Current project status: COMPLETED

Dominga Sotomayor / Feature Narrative / Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar / 2018 / 110 min / Original Language: Spanish / Interests: Coming of age, Drama


The summer of 1990 in Chile. A small group of families lives in an isolated community right below the Andes, among dry dirt roads and dusty trees, building a new world away from the excesses of the distant city. Sixteen-year-old Sofía and Lucas, and 10-year-old Clara struggle with parents, first loves, and fears, while they prepare a big party for New Year’s Eve with the hope of some new beginnings. ‘Too Late to Die Young’ is a portrait of a group of people who try to isolate themselves from the dangers of the city, but are instead confronted by those of nature.


Dominga Sotomayor
Dominga Sotomayor
Omar Zúñiga, Dominga Sotomayor, Sophie Mas, Rodrigo Teixeira

About the Director

Dominga Sotomayor was born in Santiago de Chile in 1985. Her first feature film, ‘Thursday Till Sunday’ (2012), was developed at the Cinéfondation Résidence, won the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was named best film at IndieLisboa, New Horizons, and the Valdivia International Film Festivals. She co-directed ‘The Island’ (2013), which also claimed a Tiger Award. In 2015, her medium-length film ‘Mar’ had its premiere in the Forum section at the Berlin International Film Festival, and she also released ‘Aqui, Em Lisboa’, a collective film directed with Gabriel Abrantes, Denis Côté, and Marie Losier.

Production Company Profile

Cinestación is a creative platform for auteur filmmaking in Latin America. With a growing catalogue of films and directors, we tell stories with strong points of view, collaborating with global partners and supporting audacity and quality. Among other films, Cinestación produced Dominga Sotomayor’s Rotterdam Tiger Award-winning ‘Thursday Till Sunday’ (2012), and her medium-length ‘Mar’ (2015), which premiered in the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival. Our work has been recognised by world-class film festivals, including the Berlinale, the Festival de Cannes, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Valdivia International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. In 2018, we will shoot Omar Zúñiga’s feature debut, ‘Los Fuertes’, and premiere two films as minority co-producers, ‘Die, Monster, Die’ by Alejandro Fadel, from Argentina, and ‘Cascos Indomables’ by Neto Villalobos, from Costa Rica.

Awards and Festival History


"TIFF 2018, Discovery (WP)
Sarajevo FF 2018, Kinoscope
El Gouna FF 2018
BFI London FF 2018
New York FF 2018
Reykjavik IFF 2018
AFI Festival 2018
Thessaloniki FF 2018
Cairo IFF 2018
Chicago IFF 2018
Rio FF 2018
Hamburg FF 2018
Hamptons IFF 2018
Mumbai FF


"Leopard for Best Direction, Locarno FF 2018 (WP)
* first-time woman awarded prize
Best Director and Best Cinematography, Gijon IFF 2018
KNF Award, Rotterdam IFF 2019, Bright Future"


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    Omar Zúñiga


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