Director：Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
Executive Producer：Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
Screenplay：Dominga Sotomayor Castillo
Editing：Catalina Marín Duarte
Art Direction：Estefania Larrain
Cast：Demian Hernández/Antar Machado/Magdalena Tótoro
With Too Late to Die Young, Chilean filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor became the first woman to win the Best Director award at the Locarno International Film Festival. In the summer of 1990 after the end of the Pinochet dictatorship, a group of families try to carve lives among nature in an insular community away from the city. Brought to this remote provincial world by idealistic adults, frustrated teens Sofia and Lucas face their fears and yearn for love and escape. Brimming with the sights, sounds and turbulent emotions of its time and place, Sotomayor’s evocative memoir excels in capturing the prescient moments in a youth – and a country’s – coming of age. This is the film's Asian premiere.
Dominga Sotomayor studied audiovisual directing at Universidad Católica de Chile, and Masters in Directing at ESCAC in Barcelona. She developed her first feature Thursday till Sunday (2012) at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence. The film won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2012. In 2013 she co-directed The Island , which also won the Tiger. In 2015 she premiered her mid-length Mar at the Berlinale Forum, and the collective film Here in Lisbon produced by Indielisboa. In 2009 she co-founded Cinestación, a leading production company based in Santiago, a platform for auteur filmmaking in Latin America. She also co- founded CCC, Centro de Cine y Creación, a cultural center and art house cinema scheduled to open in Santiago de Chile in 2019.