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Dominga Sotomayor - Too Late to Die Young


Video Interview: Dominga Sotomayor – Too Late to Die Young

Video Interview: Dominga Sotomayor – Too Late to Die Young

The hype machine officially began on Chilean filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor‘s third feature back in August when she won Best Director at Locarno. Since then, she has moved onto prestige fest slots of TIFF and NYFF, but its at Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Intl. Film Festival where I finally saw what all the buzz was about. Humming along to The Bangles’ Eternal Flame, Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) taps into that murky area where the heart skips a beat and the awkwardness of being a teen has a head-on collision with irresponsible adults in a very hands off  commune and set in 1990, the first couple of months after the 17-year rule of Augusto Pinochet came to an end. A tale that is close to the filmmaker as there are certain biographical elements (she too was raised in such a setting), I sat down with Sotomayor.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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