• Too Late To Die Young — Screening at HOME, Manchester + Q&A

  • Sat, 25-05-2019 at 17:50
  • HOME Manchester
    Tony Wilson Place #2
    M1 5LN Manchester
Too Late To Die Young — Screening at HOME, Manchester + Q&A - HOME Manchester - Manchester

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNGa film by Dominga Sotomayor* Screening at HOME, Manchester: 24-30 May* with Q&A: 25 MaySet 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 apturing perfectly the sun-scorched hues of an endless teenage summer.— Winner: Leopard for Best Direction, Locarno Film Festival —"A lovingly textured addition to the coming-of-age genre." — Hollywood Reporter"A satisfying sensorial work, unmistakably grounded in independent South American cinema" — Variety